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Ruhmann Name Meaning

South German: from a vernacular form of the personal name Roman . North German (Rühmann): from a shortened form of Rüdemann from Rüde (see Rude ); generally it may be from any of the compound personal names containing the element hrōd ‘fame renown’ for example Ruombald Rumold. North German (Rühmann): from Middle Low German rūge rūwe ‘rough unkempt uncivilized’ a nickname for a person in various meanings of the word.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Rehmann, Luhmann, Ruman, Ehmann, Rahman, Buhman, Buchmann, Rohmann

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Where is the Ruhmann family from?

You can see how Ruhmann families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ruhmann family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Ruhmann families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 5 Ruhmann families living in Iowa. This was about 36% of all the recorded Ruhmann's in USA. Iowa had the highest population of Ruhmann families in 1880.
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What did your Ruhmann ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Saleslady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Ruhmann. 23% of Ruhmann men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Ruhmann women worked as a Saleslady. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ruhmann were Laborer 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
    23%
  • Clerk
    23%
  • Salesman
    19%
  • Laborer
    14%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Saleslady
    34%
  • Teacher
    34%
  • Housewife
    34%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 498 immigration records available for the last name Ruhmann. 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 715 military records available for the last name Ruhmann. For the veterans among your Ruhmann ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ruhmann lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Ruhmann life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2001, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Ruhmann in 1962 was 78, and 67 in 2004.

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