Rutkowski Family History

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Rutkowski Name Meaning

Polish: habitational name from any of various places called Rutki or Rutkowice, named with rutak ‘rue’ (see Rutka). AC

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

Similar surnames: Ratkowski, Butkowski, Gutkowski, Sutkowski, Krukowski, Ruskowski

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Rutkowski Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Rutkowski name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Rutkowski. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Baltic States


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Rutkowski Family Origin

Where is the Rutkowski family from?

Rutkowski Family Occupations

What did your Rutkowski ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, House Mover and Laborer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Rutkowski. The most common Rutkowski occupation in the USA was House Mover. 50% of Rutkowski's were House Movers.

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  • House Mover

  • Laborer


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

Rutkowski Historical Records

What Rutkowski family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Rutkowski. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rutkowski 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Rutkowski. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Rutkowski. For the veterans among your Rutkowski ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rutkowski Life Expectancy

What is the average Rutkowski lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Rutkowski life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Rutkowski in 1940 was 31, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rutkowski

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rutkowski 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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