Rutgers Family History

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Rutgers Name Meaning

Dutch: patronymic from the Germanic personal name Rutger (see Roger). dktent, pwh. Check this out; OK, DEB, KH

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

Similar surnames: Ritger, Rodgers, Rogers, Ruggiero, Jungels, Biggers, Ottmers, Rutter

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Rutgers Family Origin

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Rutgers Family Occupations

What did your Rutgers ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Rutgers family was Keeping House. The most common Rutgers occupation in the USA was Farmer. 60% of Rutgers's were Farmers. Farmer and Farm & Laborer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Rutgers.

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  • Farmer

  • Farm & Laborer

  • Keeping House


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Rutgers ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Rutgers Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Rutgers. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rutgers 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 Rutgers. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Rutgers. For the veterans among your Rutgers ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rutgers Life Expectancy

What is the average Rutgers lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Rutgers life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Rutgers in 1956 was 49, and 85 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rutgers ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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