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Ruman Name Meaning

South German: variant of Roman. Altered spelling ofnNorth German Ruhmann, Rühmann, reduced forms ofnRudemann and Rüdemann, derivatives of the personalnname Rude or Rüde (see Rude 1).

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


Similar surnames: Rutman, Human, Rudman, Luman, Truman, Roman, Ryman, Duman, Hupman

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Where is the Ruman family from?

You can see how Ruman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ruman family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Ruman families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 8 Ruman families living in Ohio. This was about 15% of all the recorded Ruman's in USA. Ohio and 1 other state had the highest population of Ruman families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ruman surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ruman ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Ruman. 19% of Ruman men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Ruman women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ruman were Farm Laborer and Clerk. .

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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

  • Farmer
    19%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Farm Laborer
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housework
    34%
  • Housekeeper
    23%
  • Secretary
    23%
  • Clerk
    23%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Ruman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ruman 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Ruman. 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 416 military records available for the last name Ruman. For the veterans among your Ruman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ruman lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Ruman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Ruman in 1962 was 77, and 84 in 2004.

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