Ruiz Family History

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Ruiz Name Meaning

Spanish: patronymic from the personal name Ruy, a short form of Rodrigo. DK, kh, RS

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

Similar surnames: Rutz, Ris, Muniz, Ortiz, Ruis, Buis, Quin, Ruth, Kusz, Rudi

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Ruiz Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Ruiz name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Ruiz. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Native American—North, Central, South


  • Spain


  • England & Wales


  • Portugal


  • France


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Ruiz Family Origin

Where is the Ruiz family from?

Ruiz Family Occupations

What did your Ruiz ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Laborer, Farmer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ruiz. A less common occupation for the Ruiz family was At Home. The most common Ruiz occupation in the USA was Laborer. 30% of Ruiz's were Laborers.

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  • Laborer

  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • At Home


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

Ruiz Historical Records

What Ruiz family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 215,000 census records available for the last name Ruiz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ruiz census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 95,000 immigration records available for the last name Ruiz. 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 Card

There are 18,000 military records available for the last name Ruiz. For the veterans among your Ruiz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ruiz Life Expectancy

What is the average Ruiz lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Ruiz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Ruiz in 1940 was 39, and 69 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ruiz 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.

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