Ruiter Family History

14-Day Free Trial


Ruiter Name Meaning

Dutch: variant of Rutter 3.

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

Similar surnames: Ruter, Rutter, Ruther, Rueter, Luter, Reiter, Suter, Rimer, Raider

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.

Ruiter Family Origin

Where is the Ruiter family from?

Ruiter Family Occupations

What did your Ruiter ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Ruiter occupation in the USA was Farmer. 47% of Ruiter's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ruiter. A less common occupation for the Ruiter family was Cracker Dealer.

View Census data for Ruiter | Data not to scale

  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter

  • Cracker Dealer


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

Ruiter Historical Records

What Ruiter family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Ruiter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ruiter census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Ruiter

Passenger List

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Ruiter. 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.

View all Ruiter immigration records

Draft Card

There are 550 military records available for the last name Ruiter. For the veterans among your Ruiter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Ruiter military records

You've only scratched the surface of Ruiter family history.

Ruiter Life Expectancy

What is the average Ruiter lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Ruiter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Ruiter in 1953 was 47, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ruiter

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ruiter 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.

Famous Ruiter Family Ancestors

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in your family tree

Famous ancestors img
Look up another name