Rue Name Meaning

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

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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In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Rue. 16% of Rue men worked as a Laborer and 9% of Rue women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rue were Truck Driver and Housekeeper

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    16%
  • Farmer
    15%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    9%
  • Stenographer
    7%
  • Waitress
    7%
  • Housekeeper
    7%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Rue Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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Draft Card

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Rue Life Expectancy

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Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

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