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Ruetten Family History

Ruetten Name Meaning

German (Rütten): topographic name from a field name here showing an inflected form from a full name like aus den Rütten ‘from the clearing(s)’ (see Rutten and Reuter ).

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


Similar surnames: Rutten, Rutzen, Reiten, Retter, Etten, Velten, Ruther, Riester

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Where is the Ruetten family from?

You can see how Ruetten families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ruetten family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1891 and 1920. The most Ruetten families were found in USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 6 Ruetten families living in Wisconsin. This was about 30% of all the recorded Ruetten's in USA. Wisconsin had the highest population of Ruetten families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ruetten surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ruetten ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Ruetten. 63% of Ruetten men worked as a Farmer and 25% of Ruetten women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ruetten were Laborer and Operator. .

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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
    63%
  • Laborer
    38%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    25%
  • Seamstress
    25%
  • Housekeeper
    25%
  • Operator
    25%
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What Ruetten family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 457 census records available for the last name Ruetten. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ruetten 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 58 immigration records available for the last name Ruetten. 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 157 military records available for the last name Ruetten. For the veterans among your Ruetten ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ruetten lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Ruetten life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Ruetten in 1960 was 53, and 77 in 2004.

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