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Rubin Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): from the Hebrew personal name Reuven (interpreted in Genesis 29:32 as reu ‘behold’ + ben ‘a son’). This Biblical name influenced the selection of Ashkenazic surnames that are ostensibly derived from the German, Yiddish, Polish, Ukrainian, and Russian vocabulary word rubin ‘ruby’ (from Late Latin rubinus (lapis), a derivative of rubeus ‘red’). German and Swiss German: from a pet form of the personal name Ruprecht (see Rupprecht). Italian: variant of Rubino. French: metonymic occupational name for a jeweler, from Old French rubi ‘ruby’.

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


Similar surnames: Lubin, Robin, Rubi, Aubin, Ruben, Dubin, Babin, Rabin, Rudin, Rusin

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Where is the Rubin family from?

You can see how Rubin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rubin family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Rubin families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Rubin family living in Massachusetts. This was about 33% of all the recorded Rubin's in the USA. Massachusetts and 2 other states had the highest population of Rubin families in 1840.
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What did your Rubin ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Rubin. 17% of Rubin men worked as a Salesman and 11% of Rubin women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rubin were Manager and Housewife.

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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
    17%
  • Proprietor
    7%
  • Clerk
    5%
  • Manager
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Bookkeeper
    11%
  • Stenographer
    10%
  • Saleslady
    8%
  • Housewife
    8%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 36,000 immigration records available for the last name Rubin. 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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There are 17,000 military records available for the last name Rubin. For the veterans among your Rubin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rubin lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Rubin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Rubin in 1943 was 41, and 81 in 2004.

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