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Rule Name Meaning

English: from the medieval personal name Roul (seenRollo, Rolf). Scottish: habitational name from anplace in Roxburghshire, so named from the stream on which itnstands. This name is of uncertain origin, possibly from Welshnrhull ‘hasty’, ‘rash’. Probably an altered spelling ofnGerman Ruhl. EG

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


Similar surnames: Mule, Rue, Ruyle, Rhule, Duke, Ruble, Rude, Ruhe, Rush, Brue

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Rule Family Origin

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Rule Family Occupations

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In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Rule. 19% of Rule men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Rule women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rule were Truck Driver and Clerk

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    19%
  • Laborer
    13%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    10%
  • Saleslady
    7%
  • Housekeeper
    6%
  • Clerk
    6%

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

Rule Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 80,000 census records available for the last name Rule. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rule 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Rule. 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 15,000 military records available for the last name Rule. For the veterans among your Rule ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rule Life Expectancy

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Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Rule life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Rule in 1942 was 40, and 72 in 2004.

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