Ruge Family History

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Ruge Name Meaning

nickname from Middle High German ruowe, ruge ‘quiet’, ‘calm’ or Low German rug ‘rough’, ‘crude’. from the personal name Rugo, a reduced form of Rüdiger (see Rudiger). EG

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


Similar surnames: Rube, Fuge, Rude, Rupe, Runge, Auge, Rugg, Rudge, Voge, Ruse

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Ruge Family Origin

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Ruge Family Occupations

What did your Ruge ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Ruge occupation in the USA was Farmer. 20% of Ruge's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Ruge family was Saloon Keeper. Farmer, Keeping House and Grocery were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ruge.

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  • Farmer

    20%
  • Keeping House

    13%
  • Grocery

    5%
  • Saloon Keeper

    5%

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

Ruge Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Ruge. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ruge 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Ruge. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Ruge. For the veterans among your Ruge ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ruge Life Expectancy

What is the average Ruge lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Ruge life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Ruge in 1956 was 55, and 69 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ruge

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ruge 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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