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Rucker Name Meaning

German (also Rücker): nickname from Middle HighnGerman rucken ‘to move or draw’. North German: nicknamenfrom Middle Low German rucker ‘thief’, ‘greedy or acquisitivenperson’. German: from a reduced form of the Germanic personal namenRudiger. EG English: variant of Rocker.

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


Similar surnames: Recker, Zucker, Lucker, Tucker, Rocker, Hucker, Ducker, Wicker

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Where is the Rucker family from?

You can see how Rucker families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rucker family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Rucker families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 44 Rucker families living in Tennessee. This was about 19% of all the recorded Rucker's in the USA. Tennessee had the highest population of Rucker families in 1840.
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What did your Rucker ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Rucker. 21% of Rucker men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Rucker women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rucker were Salesman 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

  • Farmer
    21%
  • Laborer
    20%
  • Farm Laborer
    4%
  • Salesman
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    13%
  • Cook
    10%
  • Housekeeper
    7%
  • Housewife
    5%
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Census Records

There are 85,000 census records available for the last name Rucker. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rucker 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 Rucker. 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 26,000 military records available for the last name Rucker. For the veterans among your Rucker ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rucker lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Rucker life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Rucker in 1941 was 37, and 72 in 2004.

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