Rutledge Family History

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Rutledge Name Meaning

English: of uncertain origin. If it is a habitational name, the location and etymology of the place from which it derives are obscure. Routledge, the more common form in the British Isles, is found mainly on the English-Scottish borders. The place in Cumbria, now called Routledge Burn, seems to have received its name in the 16th century from a member of the family rather than vice versa.

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


Similar surnames: Whitledge, Routledge, Rudge, Rutten, Lodge, Arledge, Elledge, Ledger

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Rutledge Family Origin

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Rutledge Family Occupations

What did your Rutledge ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Rutledge family was Farming. The most common Rutledge occupation in the USA was Farmer. 47% of Rutledge's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rutledge.

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  • Farmer

    47%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Farming

    4%

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Rutledge Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 106,000 census records available for the last name Rutledge. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rutledge 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Rutledge. 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 24,000 military records available for the last name Rutledge. For the veterans among your Rutledge ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rutledge Life Expectancy

What is the average Rutledge lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Rutledge life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Rutledge in 1940 was 33, and 74 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rutledge 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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