Rue Name Meaning

French: topographic name for someone who lived on a track or pathway, Old French rue (Latin ruga ‘crease’, ‘fold’). English: variant of Rowe 1, from the Old English byform r?w, or a habitational name from places in Devon and Isle of Wight called Rew from this word. UK 60; adm Norwegian: habitational name from any of over fifteen farmsteads so named, notably in Telemark, from Old Norse ruð ‘clearing’. OV

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


Similar surnames: Rye, Brue, Roe, Rua, Ree, Re, Gue, Rule, Aue, Due

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Rue Family Origin

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Rue Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    30%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Carpenter

    4%

In 1880, the most common Rue occupation in the USA was Farmer. 30% of Rue's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rue. A less common occupation for the Rue family was Carpenter.

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Rue Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1950 and 2004, Rue life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Rue in 1950 was 53, and 73 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rue

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