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Ruppe Name Meaning

German: presumably a variant of Rupp, or possibly anhabitational name from Ruppen in East Prussia. EG

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


Similar surnames: Puppe, Ruple, Rappe, Reppe, Rupe, Rupple, Hippe, Rumpel, Huppe

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Where is the Ruppe family from?

You can see how Ruppe families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ruppe family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Ruppe families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 36 Ruppe families living in South Carolina. This was about 44% of all the recorded Ruppe's in the USA. South Carolina had the highest population of Ruppe families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ruppe surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ruppe ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and None were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Ruppe. 27% of Ruppe men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Ruppe women worked as a None. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ruppe were Farming and Finisher.

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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
    27%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Weaver
    7%
  • Farming
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • None
    9%
  • Housewife
    9%
  • Stemmer
    9%
  • Finisher
    9%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Ruppe. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ruppe 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 826 immigration records available for the last name Ruppe. 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 982 military records available for the last name Ruppe. For the veterans among your Ruppe ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ruppe lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Ruppe life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Ruppe in 1956 was 67, and 72 in 2004.

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