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Ruhe Family History

Ruhe Name Meaning

variant of Ruge 1. (Rühe):nnickname from Rüde ‘hound’ (see Rude 2).n habitational name from places named Rühen, Rüden, Rhüdennin northern Germany. EG

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

Similar surnames: Rue, Rule, Duhe, Ruhl, Ruhr, Rothe, Ruse, Ruge, Ruh, Brue

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Where is the Ruhe family from?

You can see how Ruhe families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ruhe family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ruhe families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 5 Ruhe families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 83% of all the recorded Ruhe's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Ruhe families in 1840.
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What did your Ruhe ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Ruhe. 21% of Ruhe men worked as a Farmer and 19% of Ruhe women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ruhe were Salesman and Housewife. .

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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
  • Laborer
  • Farming
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
  • Teacher
  • Saleslady
  • Housewife
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Ruhe. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ruhe 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 Ruhe. 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 18,000 military records available for the last name Ruhe. For the veterans among your Ruhe ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ruhe lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Ruhe life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Ruhe in 1957 was 53, and 75 in 2004.

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