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Ruh Family History

Ruh Name Meaning

Swiss German: variant of Ruch. EG

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


Similar surnames: Ruch, Rugh, Roh, Rush, Rux, Rauh, Suh, Ruhe, Reh, Jud

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Where is the Ruh family from?

You can see how Ruh families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ruh family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Ruh families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 51 Ruh families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 20% of all the recorded Ruh's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Ruh families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ruh surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ruh ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Ruh. 19% of Ruh men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Ruh women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ruh were Salesman and Clerk. .

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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
    19%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Clerk
    10%
  • Salesman
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    13%
  • Housekeeper
    13%
  • Waitress
    13%
  • Clerk
    13%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Ruh. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ruh 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Ruh. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Ruh. For the veterans among your Ruh ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ruh lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Ruh life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Ruh in 1959 was 44, and 78 in 2004.

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