Rucker Family History

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Rucker Name Meaning

German (also Rücker): nickname from Middle High German rucken ‘to move or draw’. North German: nickname from Middle Low German rucker ‘thief’, ‘greedy or acquisitive person’. German: from a reduced form of the Germanic personal name Rudiger. 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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Rucker Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Rucker name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Rucker. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


  • Germanic Europe


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Rucker Family Origin

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Rucker Family Occupations

What did your Rucker ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Rucker occupation in the USA was Farmer. 46% of Rucker's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Rucker family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rucker.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Laborer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Rucker ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Rucker Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Rucker Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rucker ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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