Ruhe Family History

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Ruhe Name Meaning

variant of Ruge 1. (Rühe): nickname from Rüde ‘hound’ (see Rude 2). habitational name from places named Rühen, Rüden, Rhüden in 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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Ruhe Family Origin

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Ruhe Family Occupations

What did your Ruhe ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Ruhe family was Cigar Manufacturer. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ruhe. The most common Ruhe occupation in the USA was Farmer. 17% of Ruhe's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter

  • Cigar Manufacturer


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

Ruhe Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Ruhe Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ruhe

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ruhe 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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