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Rutten Name Meaning

Dutch: patronymic from a short form of the ancient Germanic personal name Rutger (see Roger ) or some other personal name formed with hrōd ‘fame renown’. Dutch (Van Rutten): habitational name for someone from Rutten in the Belgian province of Limburg. German (also Rütten): Westphalian and Rhenish topographic name from the field named Aus den Ruthen. German (also Rütten): patronymic from Rutt

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


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

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Where is the Rutten family from?

You can see how Rutten families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rutten family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Rutten families were found in and USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 2 Rutten families living in Vermont. This was about 67% of all the recorded Rutten's in USA. Vermont had the highest population of Rutten families in 1840.
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What did your Rutten ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Rutten. 35% of Rutten men worked as a Farmer and 16% of Rutten women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rutten were Farm Labor and Bookkeeper. .

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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

  • Farmer
    35%
  • Farm Operator
    9%
  • Laborer
    9%
  • Farm Labor
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    16%
  • House Work
    16%
  • Waitress
    16%
  • Bookkeeper
    11%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 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 Lists

There are 1,000 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 Cards

There are 833 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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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.

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