Ruiz Family History

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Ruiz Name Meaning

Spanish: patronymic from the personal name Ruy, a short formnof 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 Family Origin

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Ruiz Family Occupations

What did your Ruiz ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Ruiz. 32% of Ruiz men worked as a Laborer and 7% of Ruiz women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ruiz were Farm Laborer and Laborer

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    32%
  • Farmer
    5%
  • Labrador
    5%
  • Farm Laborer
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    7%
  • Maid
    6%
  • Housewife
    6%
  • Laborer
    6%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Ruiz Historical Records

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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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