Ruether Family History

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Ruether Name Meaning

German (Rüther): variant of Reuter 2. EG

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

Similar surnames: Ruther, Rueter, Reuther, Ruter, Rather, Reither, Grether, Rueger

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Ruether Family Origin

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Ruether Family Occupations

What did your Ruether ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Grocer, Keeping House and Plumber were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ruether. A less common occupation for the Ruether family was Stone Mason. The most common Ruether occupation in the USA was Grocer. 20% of Ruether's were Grocers.

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  • Grocer

  • Keeping House

  • Plumber

  • Stone Mason


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

Ruether Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Ruether. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ruether 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 366 immigration records available for the last name Ruether. 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 259 military records available for the last name Ruether. For the veterans among your Ruether ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ruether Life Expectancy

What is the average Ruether lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Ruether life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Ruether in 1957 was 42, and 82 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ruether

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ruether 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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