Rutka Family History

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Rutka Name Meaning

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

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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Rutka Family Origin

Where is the Rutka family from?

Rutka Family Occupations

What did your Rutka ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Rutka occupation in the USA was Boot Maker. 33% of Rutka's were Boot Makers. Boot Maker and Clerk In Hel Store were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Rutka. A less common occupation for the Rutka family was Laborer.

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  • Boot Maker

  • Clerk In Hel Store

  • Laborer


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

Rutka Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Rutka Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rutka

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rutka 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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