Rutten Family History

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Rutten Name Meaning

Dutch: patronymic from a short form of the Germanic personal name Rutger (see Roger) or some other personal name formed with hrod ‘renown’. DEB Dutch (van Rutten): habitational name for someone from Rutten in the Belgian province of Limburg. DEB German (also Rütten): Westphalian and Rhenish topographic name from a field named aus den Ruthen; the element Ruthen is contained in numerous place names, for example Rüthen and Rütenbrock. It is most probably a variant of Reute ‘clearing’ (see Reuter). ExG***

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


Similar surnames: Ruetten, Rutzen, Botten, Ruther, Reiten, Luten, Lutgen, Rutter

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Rutten Family Origin

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Rutten Family Occupations

What did your Rutten ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Rutten occupation in the USA was Farmer. 27% of Rutten's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Rutten family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Brick Layer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rutten.

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  • Farmer

    27%
  • Laborer

    13%
  • Brick Layer

    7%
  • Carpenter

    7%

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

Rutten Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Rutten. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rutten 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Rutten. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Rutten. For the veterans among your Rutten ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rutten Life Expectancy

What is the average Rutten lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Rutten life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Rutten in 1955 was 28, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rutten

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rutten 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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