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Rutman Family History

Rutman Name Meaning

Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): origin uncertain; perhaps a variant of Rothman. Variant and altered spelling of German Rut(h)mann, a habitational name for someone from Ruthe in Lower Saxony or Rutha in Thuringia. AB, ExG***

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


Similar surnames: Rudman, Butman, Putman, Gutman, Rotman, Ruman, Furman, Ulman, Duman

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Where is the Rutman family from?

You can see how Rutman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rutman family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Rutman families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 4 Rutman families living in Virginia. This was about 80% of all the recorded Rutman's in the USA. Virginia had the highest population of Rutman families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Rutman surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Rutman ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Rutman. 21% of Rutman men worked as a Salesman and 16% of Rutman women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rutman were Clerk and Stenographer.

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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

  • Salesman
    21%
  • Laborer
    13%
  • Proprietor
    12%
  • Clerk
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    16%
  • Saleslady
    16%
  • Secretary
    13%
  • Stenographer
    13%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Rutman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rutman 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Rutman. 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 401 military records available for the last name Rutman. For the veterans among your Rutman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rutman lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Rutman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1977. The average life expectancy for Rutman in 1953 was 48, and 75 in 2004.

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