Rugg Family History

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Rugg Name Meaning

(Rügg): from the popular medieval personal name Rüegg, a reduced form of Rudiger. variant of Ruck 1, 2. EG

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

Similar surnames: Ruge, Rigg, Ruegg, Rygg, Rueb, Rudi, Rigo, Hugg, Rogg, Rung

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Rugg Family Origin

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Rugg Family Occupations

What did your Rugg ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rugg. A less common occupation for the Rugg family was Carpenter. The most common Rugg occupation in the USA was Farmer. 35% of Rugg's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter


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

Rugg Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Rugg. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rugg 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Rugg. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Rugg. For the veterans among your Rugg ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rugg Life Expectancy

What is the average Rugg lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Rugg life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Rugg in 1950 was 71, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rugg

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rugg 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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