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Ruta Name Meaning

Italian (Piedmont and Liguria): topographic name for someonenwho lived in an area where rue grew, ruta. EC Polish:ntopographic name for someone who lived by a patch of rue, Polishnruta (Latin ruta), or perhaps a nickname for someonenthought to resemble the plant; the sap and foliage, for example,ncontain a strong irritant. AC, HH

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


Similar surnames: Rutka, Rota, Rua, Ruda, Rita, Rush, Buza, Pupa, Mula, Vota

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Where is the Ruta family from?

You can see how Ruta families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ruta family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Ruta families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 12 Ruta families living in Wisconsin. This was about 75% of all the recorded Ruta's in the USA. Wisconsin had the highest population of Ruta families in 1880.
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What did your Ruta ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Ruta. 34% of Ruta men worked as a Laborer and 24% of Ruta women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ruta were Salesman and Laborer.

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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
    34%
  • Farmer
    16%
  • Painter
    6%
  • Salesman
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Operator
    24%
  • Housewife
    18%
  • New Worker
    12%
  • Laborer
    12%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Ruta. 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 632 military records available for the last name Ruta. For the veterans among your Ruta ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ruta lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Ruta life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Ruta in 1952 was 48, and 78 in 2004.

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