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Ruge Family History

Ruge Name Meaning

nickname from Middle High German ruowe,nruge ‘quiet’, ‘calm’ or Low German rug ‘rough’,n‘crude’. from the personal name Rugo, a reduced form ofnRüdiger (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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Where is the Ruge family from?

You can see how Ruge families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ruge family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ruge families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Ruge family living in Missouri. This was about 50% of all the recorded Ruge's in the USA. Missouri and 1 other state had the highest population of Ruge families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ruge surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ruge ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Ruge. 16% of Ruge men worked as a Farmer and 18% of Ruge women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ruge were Painter and Housekeeper.

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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
    16%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Mechanic
    7%
  • Painter
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    18%
  • Housewife
    15%
  • Secretary
    13%
  • Housekeeper
    13%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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