Rueter Family History

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Rueter Name Meaning

German: variant of Rüther (see Ruether) or of Reuter 1.

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

Similar surnames: Ruether, Ruter, Hueter, Grueter, Ruther, Bueter, Bruster, Roster

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Rueter Family Origin

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Rueter Family Occupations

What did your Rueter ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Rueter occupation in the USA was Farmer. 22% of Rueter's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rueter. A less common occupation for the Rueter family was Clerk In Store.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter

  • Clerk In Store


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

Rueter Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Rueter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rueter 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 706 immigration records available for the last name Rueter. 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 833 military records available for the last name Rueter. For the veterans among your Rueter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rueter Life Expectancy

What is the average Rueter lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Rueter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Rueter in 1958 was 58, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rueter

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rueter 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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