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Ruck Name Meaning

German: nickname for someone with some peculiarity of the back from Middle High German rucke ‘back’. German: topographic name from a South German field name denoting a slight dome-shaped elevation. German: from the personal name Ruck or Rück short forms of Rüdiger (see Rudiger ). English: variant of Rook .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Buck, Rock, Kruck, Reck, Bruck, Puck, Duck, Muck, Huck, Zuck

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Where is the Ruck family from?

You can see how Ruck families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ruck family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ruck families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 3 Ruck families living in New York. This was about 43% of all the recorded Ruck's in USA. New York had the highest population of Ruck families in 1840.
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What did your Ruck ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Ruck. 16% of Ruck men worked as a Laborer and 13% of Ruck women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ruck were Clerk and Maid. .

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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

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
  • Housewife
  • Stenographer
  • Maid
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Census Records

There are 31,000 census records available for the last name Ruck. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ruck 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Ruck. 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 11,000 military records available for the last name Ruck. For the veterans among your Ruck ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ruck lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Ruck life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1974. The average life expectancy for Ruck in 1953 was 57, and 79 in 2004.

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