Ruess Family History

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Ruess Name Meaning

from a short form of Ruosso, a derivative of Rudolf. variant of Russ. EG

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

Similar surnames: Russ, Ress, Reis, Ruen, Rees, Ruse, Rueb, Gess, Dress, Fuess

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Ruess Family Origin

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Ruess Family Occupations

What did your Ruess ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Ruess occupation in the USA was Farmer. 22% of Ruess's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Ruess family was Carpenter. Farmer, Brewery Hand and Butcher were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ruess.

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  • Farmer

  • Brewery Hand

  • Butcher

  • Carpenter


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

Ruess Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Ruess. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ruess 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Ruess. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Ruess. For the veterans among your Ruess ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ruess Life Expectancy

What is the average Ruess lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Ruess life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1989, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Ruess in 1962 was 59, and 99 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ruess

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ruess 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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