Ruby Family History

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Ruby Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Rubi. French: variant of Rubin. MTM

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

Similar surnames: Rubey, Rubi, Rudy, Ruble, Rury, Judy, Ruedy, Truby, Rube, Curby

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Ruby Family Origin

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Ruby Family Occupations

What did your Ruby ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Bricklayer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ruby. A less common occupation for the Ruby family was Police Constable. The most common Ruby occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 6% of Ruby's were Agricultural Labourers.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Bricklayer

  • Labourer

  • Police Constable


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

Ruby Historical Records

What Ruby family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 56,000 census records available for the last name Ruby. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ruby 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 Ruby. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Ruby. For the veterans among your Ruby ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ruby Life Expectancy

What is the average Ruby lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Ruby life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Ruby in 1940 was 34, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ruby

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ruby 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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