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

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  • Farmer

    20%
  • Keeping House

    13%
  • Grocery

    5%
  • Saloon Keeper

    5%

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

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Ruge Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1956 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ruge

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