Ruggles Family History

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Ruggles Name Meaning

English: patronymic from a pet form of Rudge.

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

Similar surnames: Huggins, Riggles, Tigges, Rudes, Ringle, Ruckle, Ruggeri, Rowles

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Ruggles Family Origin

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Ruggles Family Occupations

What did your Ruggles ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Ruggles occupation in the USA was Farmer. 32% of Ruggles's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Ruggles family was Laborer. Farmer, Keeping House and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ruggles.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter

  • Laborer


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

Ruggles Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 37,000 census records available for the last name Ruggles. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ruggles 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Ruggles. 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 12,000 military records available for the last name Ruggles. For the veterans among your Ruggles ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ruggles Life Expectancy

What is the average Ruggles lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Ruggles life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Ruggles in 1941 was 56, and 68 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ruggles

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ruggles 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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