Rue Family History
Rue Name Meaning
French: topographic name for someone who lived beside a road track or pathway Old French rue (from Latin ruga ‘crease fold’). Shortened form of American French Larue 2 itself an altered form of French Leroux . English: from Middle English rew (Old English rāw) ‘row’. The surname may be topographic signifying someone who lived by a hedgerow or in a row of houses in a street or habitational from a place so named such as Rewe (Devon) Rew Farm in Rockbeare (Devon) and Rew in Malborough (Devon). See also Rawe 1 and Rowe . Norwegian: habitational name from any of over fifteen farmsteads so named notably in Telemark from Old Norse ruth ‘clearing’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press