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Rupley Name Meaning

Americanized form of Swiss German Rup(p)li from a short form of an ancient Germanic personal name formed with hrōd ‘fame renown’ or of German Ruple . Compare Ruprecht Robert .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Ruley, Rubley, Ruple, Buley, Rapley, Russey, Remley, Gurley, Hopley

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Where is the Rupley family from?

You can see how Rupley families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rupley family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Rupley families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 11 Rupley families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 73% of all the recorded Rupley's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Rupley families in 1840.
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What did your Rupley ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Secretary were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Rupley. 32% of Rupley men worked as a Farmer and 32% of Rupley women worked as a Secretary. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rupley were Salesman and Waitress. .

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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
  • Laborer
  • Manager
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Secretary
  • New Worker
  • Teacher
  • Waitress
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Rupley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rupley 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 224 immigration records available for the last name Rupley. 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 521 military records available for the last name Rupley. For the veterans among your Rupley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rupley lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2003, in the United States, Rupley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1981, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Rupley in 1958 was 45, and 80 in 2003.

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