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Ruse Family History

Ruse Name Meaning

English: variant of Rouse . Compare Rowse . German: variant of Reusse (see Reuss ). Probably also an Americanized form of Czech Rus ‘Russian’.

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

Similar surnames: Russ, Rusk, Rush, Rus, Rusek, Cruse, Ruge, Rue, Rose, Rule

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Where is the Ruse family from?

You can see how Ruse families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ruse family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ruse families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 21 Ruse families living in Ohio. This was about 40% of all the recorded Ruse's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Ruse families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ruse surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ruse ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Ruse. 21% of Ruse men worked as a Laborer and 7% of Ruse women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ruse were Farming and Housewife. .

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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

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Farming

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housework
  • Clerk
  • Maid
  • Housewife
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Census Records

There are 51,000 census records available for the last name Ruse. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ruse 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Ruse. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Ruse. For the veterans among your Ruse ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ruse lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Ruse life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Ruse in 1949 was 39, and 75 in 2004.

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