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Rutka Family History

Rutka Name Meaning

Polish: topographic name or nickname from a diminutive ofnruta ‘rue’ (see Ruta). AC Czech: metronymic fromna pet form of the female personal name Rut (see Ruth).nDM Czech: habitational name from Vroutek in north Bohemia.nDM

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

Similar surnames: Ruta, Kulka, Krupka, Lutke, Rua, Luka, Rota, Rita, Nitka, Dutka

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Where is the Rutka family from?

You can see how Rutka families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rutka family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Rutka families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 6 Rutka families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 60% of all the recorded Rutka's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Rutka families in 1880.
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What did your Rutka ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Rutka. 50% of Rutka men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Rutka women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rutka were Miner and Clerk.

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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
  • Machinist
  • Miner

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
  • Seamstress
  • Clerk
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Rutka. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rutka 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 412 immigration records available for the last name Rutka. 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 225 military records available for the last name Rutka. For the veterans among your Rutka ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rutka lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Rutka life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1977. The average life expectancy for Rutka in 1958 was 52, and 60 in 2004.

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