Ruef Name Meaning

South German and Swiss German: variant of Rueff (see Rudolf).

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

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Ruef Family Origin

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Ruef Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    29%
  • Butcher

    14%
  • Laborer

    14%
  • Machinist

    14%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Ruef family was Machinist. Farmer, Butcher and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ruef. The most common Ruef occupation in the USA was Farmer. 29% of Ruef's were Farmers.

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Ruef Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1963 and 2003, Ruef life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Ruef in 1963 was 71, and 75 in 2003.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ruef

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