Ruben Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Rubin. German (of Slavic origin): habitational name from a place so named near Kottbus or from Rubyn. German (of Slavic origin): nickname for a big, heavy fellow (see Rubel 2). German (Rüben): habitational name from a place so named near Leipzig.

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


Similar surnames: Rubin, Gruben, Rubel, Raben, Ruen, Rube, Ruden, Zuber, Regen, Gruber

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Ruben Family Origin

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Ruben Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    27%
  • Laborer

    12%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Farm Laborer

    6%

In 1880, the most common Ruben occupation in the USA was Farmer. 27% of Ruben's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ruben. A less common occupation for the Ruben family was Farm Laborer.

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Ruben Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1947 and 2004, Ruben life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Ruben in 1947 was 42, and 72 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ruben

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