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Ruis Family History

Ruis Name Meaning

Spanish: variant of Ruiz. RS Portuguese: variantnof Portuguese Rois or Roiz. RS, IGI

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


Similar surnames: Reis, Luis, Ruiz, Rio, Russ, Ruisi, Ris, Rubin, Rud, Rugg

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Where is the Ruis family from?

You can see how Ruis families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ruis family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ruis families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 2 Ruis families living in Louisiana. This was about 50% of all the recorded Ruis's in the USA. Louisiana had the highest population of Ruis families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ruis surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ruis ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Ruis. 49% of Ruis men worked as a Laborer and 23% of Ruis women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ruis were Farm Laborer and Cook.

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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
    49%
  • Farmer
    28%
  • Helper
    4%
  • Farm Laborer
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housework
    23%
  • Housewife
    17%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Cook
    12%
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Census Records

There are 26,000 census records available for the last name Ruis. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ruis 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Ruis. 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 990 military records available for the last name Ruis. For the veterans among your Ruis ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ruis lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Ruis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Ruis in 1959 was 45, and 83 in 2004.

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