Ruskin Family History

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Ruskin Name Meaning

English: probably from a pet form of the medieval personal name Rose (see Royce). adm Scottish: from Gaelic rusg(aire)an, a reduced plural of rusgaire ‘peeler (of bark)’, hence an occupational name borne by family of tanners. KaM Jewish: Americanized form of Raskin or some other like-sounding Ashkenazic surname. ab

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

Similar surnames: Raskin, Riskin, Duskin, Haskin, Rubin, Austin, Baskin, Rusin, Peskin

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Ruskin Family Origin

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Ruskin Family Occupations

What did your Ruskin ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Farming and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ruskin. A less common occupation for the Ruskin family was Carpenter. The most common Ruskin occupation in the USA was Farmer. 17% of Ruskin's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Farming

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter


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Ruskin Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Ruskin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ruskin census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Ruskin. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Ruskin. For the veterans among your Ruskin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ruskin Life Expectancy

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Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Ruskin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Ruskin in 1956 was 47, and 73 in 2004.

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