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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Ruh Family Origin

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Ruh Family Occupations

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In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Barber were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ruh. A less common occupation for the Ruh family was Keeping House. The most common Ruh occupation in the USA was Farmer. 18% of Ruh's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Barber

  • Keeping House


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Ruh Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Ruh Life Expectancy

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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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