Rutland Family History

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Rutland Name Meaning

English: regional name from the former English county of this name, so named from the Old English byname Rota (from rot ‘cheerful’, ‘glad’) + land ‘land’, ‘territory’.

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

Similar surnames: Ritland, Burland, Rowland, Ryland, Ragland, Ackland, Ulland, Ueland

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Rutland Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Rutland name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Germanic Europe


  • Benin/Togo


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Rutland Family Origin

Where is the Rutland family from?

Rutland Family Occupations

What did your Rutland ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Rutland occupation in the USA was Farmer. 51% of Rutland's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rutland. A less common occupation for the Rutland family was Farming.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Farming


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

Rutland Historical Records

What Rutland family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 38,000 census records available for the last name Rutland. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rutland 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Rutland. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Rutland. For the veterans among your Rutland ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rutland Life Expectancy

What is the average Rutland lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Rutland life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Rutland in 1951 was 23, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rutland

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rutland 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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