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Ruple Family History

Ruple Name Meaning

German: variant of Rupp. exg*** Americanized spelling of German Ruppel or Rüpel (see Rupel).

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


Similar surnames: Rumple, Rupe, Rupley, Rupple, Ruble, Ruppe, Guile, Ruley, Ruhle

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Where is the Ruple family from?

You can see how Ruple families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ruple family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ruple families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 8 Ruple families living in Indiana. This was about 31% of all the recorded Ruple's in the USA. Indiana had the highest population of Ruple families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ruple surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ruple ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Ruple. 36% of Ruple men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Ruple women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ruple were Salesman and Teacher.

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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
    36%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Carpenter
    8%
  • Salesman
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    34%
  • Seamstress
    13%
  • Waitress
    10%
  • Teacher
    10%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Ruple. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ruple 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 165 immigration records available for the last name Ruple. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Ruple. For the veterans among your Ruple ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ruple lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Ruple life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Ruple in 1960 was 53, and 67 in 2004.

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