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Ruhl Name Meaning

German (also Rühl): from a pet form of the personal name Rudolf . See also Ruhle

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


Similar surnames: Ruhe, Kuhl, Guhl, Rahl, Ahl, Muhl, Puhl, Uhl, Rehl, Ruhs

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Where is the Ruhl family from?

You can see how Ruhl families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ruhl family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ruhl families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 20 Ruhl families living in Ohio. This was about 53% of all the recorded Ruhl's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Ruhl families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ruhl surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ruhl ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Ruhl. 19% of Ruhl men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Ruhl women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ruhl were Truck Driver and Housekeeper. .

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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
    14%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    11%
  • Clerk
    9%
  • Housewife
    9%
  • Housekeeper
    8%
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Census Records

There are 26,000 census records available for the last name Ruhl. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ruhl 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Ruhl. 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 9,000 military records available for the last name Ruhl. For the veterans among your Ruhl ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ruhl lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Ruhl life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Ruhl in 1941 was 45, and 81 in 2004.

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