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Rutz Name Meaning

from a short form of any of thenvarious personal names beginning with the Old High German elementnhrod ‘renown’, for example Rudolf. occupationalnname for a cobbler, Middle Low German rutze,nruce. habitational name from a place so named innSwitzerland. EG

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


Similar surnames: Ruth, Retz, Butz, Putz, Ratz, Lutz, Ritz, Mutz, Gratz, Rotz

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Where is the Rutz family from?

You can see how Rutz families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rutz family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Rutz families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 6 Rutz families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 86% of all the recorded Rutz's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Rutz families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Rutz surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Rutz ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Rutz. 19% of Rutz men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Rutz women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rutz were Truck Driver and Housekeeper.

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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
    19%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housework
    9%
  • Secretary
    9%
  • Housewife
    7%
  • Housekeeper
    7%
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Census Records

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Rutz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rutz 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Rutz. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Rutz. For the veterans among your Rutz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rutz lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Rutz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Rutz in 1958 was 42, and 84 in 2004.

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