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Ruehle Family History

Ruehle Name Meaning

German (also Rühle): see Ruhl. exg***

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


Similar surnames: Ruehl, Ruhle, Riehle, Rumple, Ruple, Kuehnle, Riedle, Jehle, Kuechle

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Where is the Ruehle family from?

You can see how Ruehle families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ruehle family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Ruehle families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 3 Ruehle families living in Michigan. This was 100% of all the recorded Ruehle's in USA. Michigan had the highest population of Ruehle families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ruehle surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ruehle ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Ruehle. 14% of Ruehle men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Ruehle women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ruehle were Salesman and Cook. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    14%
  • Carpenter
    10%
  • Proprietor
    10%
  • Salesman
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    20%
  • Secretary
    20%
  • Housekeeper
    20%
  • Cook
    20%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Ruehle. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ruehle census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 591 immigration records available for the last name Ruehle. 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 Cards

There are 513 military records available for the last name Ruehle. For the veterans among your Ruehle ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ruehle lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Ruehle life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Ruehle in 1959 was 55, and 82 in 2004.

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