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Rubens Family History

Rubens Name Meaning

Dutch: patronymic from the Germanic personal name Roprecht (see Rupprecht). Jewish (Ashkenazic): patronymic from the personal name Ruben.

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


Similar surnames: Ruben, Rubins, Rubin, Sebens, Reuben, Raben, Muns, Lebens, Ludens

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Where is the Rubens family from?

You can see how Rubens families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rubens family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Rubens families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Rubens family living in Ohio. This was 100% of all the recorded Rubens's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Rubens families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Rubens surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Rubens ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Rubens. 23% of Rubens men worked as a Salesman and 20% of Rubens women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rubens were Clerk and Secretary.

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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

  • Salesman
    23%
  • Proprietor
    12%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Clerk
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    20%
  • Clerk
    14%
  • Bookkeeper
    14%
  • Secretary
    10%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Rubens. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rubens 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Rubens. 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 948 military records available for the last name Rubens. For the veterans among your Rubens ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rubens lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Rubens life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Rubens in 1954 was 57, and 71 in 2004.

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