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Ruesch Name Meaning

German: variant of Rusch. German and Swiss German: from a short form of any of the various personal names beginning with the Old High German element hrod ‘renown’. North German (Rüsch): nickname for a quick or unkempt, unrefined person, from Low German rüsch ‘quick’; also ‘shaggy’, ‘bristly’. ExG***

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


Similar surnames: Roesch, Rusch, Resch, Dusch, Ruch, Tesch, Heesch, Boesch, Kresch

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Where is the Ruesch family from?

You can see how Ruesch families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ruesch family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Ruesch families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 23 Ruesch families living in Wisconsin. This was about 36% of all the recorded Ruesch's in the USA. Wisconsin had the highest population of Ruesch families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ruesch surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ruesch ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Ruesch. 32% of Ruesch men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Ruesch women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ruesch were Proprietor and Proprietor.

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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

  • Farmer
    32%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Salesman
    11%
  • Proprietor
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    20%
  • Maid
    20%
  • Stenographer
    15%
  • Proprietor
    15%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Ruesch. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ruesch 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 896 immigration records available for the last name Ruesch. 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 586 military records available for the last name Ruesch. For the veterans among your Ruesch ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ruesch lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Ruesch life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Ruesch in 1951 was 45, and 79 in 2004.

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