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Ruhle Name Meaning

German (Rühle): variant of Ruhl. EG

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


Similar surnames: Ruehle, Rule, Ruple, Ruhe, Uhle, Kuhle, Runde, Ruh, Rhule, Bohle

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Where is the Ruhle family from?

You can see how Ruhle families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ruhle family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1840 and 1920. The most Ruhle families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 6 Ruhle families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 67% of all the recorded Ruhle's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Ruhle families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ruhle surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ruhle ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Ruhle. 17% of Ruhle men worked as a Laborer and 17% of Ruhle women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ruhle were Carpenter and Housework.

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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

  • Laborer
    17%
  • Farmer
    15%
  • Salesman
    11%
  • Carpenter
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    17%
  • Seamstress
    17%
  • Housekeeper
    12%
  • Housework
    12%
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Census Records

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

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What is the average Ruhle lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Ruhle life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1981, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Ruhle in 1959 was 61, and 74 in 2004.

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