Ruben Family History

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Ruben Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Rubin. German (of Slavic origin): habitational name from a place so named near Kottbus or from Rubyn. German (of Slavic origin): nickname for a big, heavy fellow (see Rubel 2). German (Rüben): habitational name from a place so named near Leipzig.

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

Similar surnames: Rubin, Gruben, Rubel, Raben, Ruen, Rube, Ruden, Zuber, Regen, Gruber

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Ruben Family Origin

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Ruben Family Occupations

What did your Ruben ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Master Tailor and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Ruben. 5% of Ruben men worked as a Master Tailor and 39% of Ruben women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ruben were Apprentice Compositor and Laundress

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Master Tailor
  • Glazer
  • Ladies Tailor
  • Apprentice Compositor

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housewife
  • Domestic Servant
  • Laundress

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Ruben Historical Records

What Ruben family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 19,000 census records available for the last name Ruben. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ruben 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Ruben. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Ruben. For the veterans among your Ruben ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ruben Life Expectancy

What is the average Ruben lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Ruben life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Ruben in 1947 was 42, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ruben

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ruben 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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