Ruel Family History

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Ruel Name Meaning

possibly Occitan, equivalent to French roelle ‘disc’ (Latin rotella, diminutive of rota ‘wheel’). RS, GT. IGI: 1 SW Europe; found mainly in Continental Europe

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

Similar surnames: Rull, Ruen, Brue, Tuel, Rubel, Rue, Gruel, Duey, Armel, Prue

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Ruel Family Origin

Where is the Ruel family from?

Ruel Family Occupations

What did your Ruel ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Ruel occupation in the USA was Farmer. 21% of Ruel's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Tailor were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ruel. A less common occupation for the Ruel family was Barber.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Tailor

  • Barber


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Ruel ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Ruel Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 23,000 census records available for the last name Ruel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ruel census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Ruel. 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 Card

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Ruel. For the veterans among your Ruel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ruel Life Expectancy

What is the average Ruel lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Ruel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Ruel in 1951 was 47, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ruel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ruel ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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