Unruh Family History

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Unruh Name Meaning

nickname for a restless or quarrelsome person, from Middle High German, Middle Low German unrouwe, unrawa ‘unrest’, ‘disturbance’. habitational name from places called Unruh, in East Prussia, or Unrow. nickname for a careless or casual person, from Middle High German unruoch ‘careless’, ‘negligent’.

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

Similar surnames: Unrath, Unrau, Knoth, Schuh, Unrue, Grum, Warth, Frueh, Unrein, Fruth

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Unruh Family Origin

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Unruh Family Occupations

What did your Unruh ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Unruh occupation in the USA was Farmer. 65% of Unruh's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Unruh family was At Home. Farmer, Keeping House and Cooper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Unruh.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Cooper

  • At Home


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Unruh Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Unruh Life Expectancy

What is the average Unruh lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Unruh life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Unruh in 1941 was 52, and 79 in 2004.

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