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Rube Name Meaning

German: from a short form of a Germanic personal name formed with hrod ‘renown’. German (Rübe): metonymic occupational name for someone who grew or sold turnips, from Middle High German ruobe, rüebe ‘turnip’. Danish: unexplained.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Ruble, Rude, Rubel, Ruge, Grube, Dube, Ruben, Duke, Rubin, Zuber

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Where is the Rube family from?

You can see how Rube families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rube family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Rube families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Rube family living in Maryland. This was about 50% of all the recorded Rube's in the USA. Maryland and 1 other state had the highest population of Rube families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Rube surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Rube ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Rube. 26% of Rube men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Rube women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rube were Salesman and Cook.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    26%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Electrician
    7%
  • Salesman
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    13%
  • Housework
    10%
  • Farmer
    10%
  • Cook
    10%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Rube. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rube census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Rube. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Rube. For the veterans among your Rube ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rube lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2003, in the United States, Rube life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1966, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Rube in 1962 was 86, and 69 in 2003.

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