Ruck Family History

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Ruck Name Meaning

German: nickname for someone with a peculiarity of the back, Middle High German rucke. German: topographic name from a southern field name denoting a slight dome-shaped elevation. German: from the personal names Ruck, Rück, short forms of Rüdiger (see Rudiger). EG English: variant spelling of Rook.

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

Similar surnames: Buck, Rock, Kruck, Reck, Bruck, Puck, Duck, Muck, Huck, Zuck

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Ruck Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Ruck name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Ruck. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • France


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Ruck Family Origin

Where is the Ruck family from?

Ruck Family Occupations

What did your Ruck ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Ruck occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 11% of Ruck's were Agricultural Labourers. Agricultural Labourer, Labourer and Coal Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ruck. A less common occupation for the Ruck family was Blacksmith.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Labourer

  • Coal Miner

  • Blacksmith


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

Ruck Historical Records

What Ruck family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 31,000 census records available for the last name Ruck. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ruck 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Ruck. 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 11,000 military records available for the last name Ruck. For the veterans among your Ruck ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ruck Life Expectancy

What is the average Ruck lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Ruck life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1974. The average life expectancy for Ruck in 1953 was 57, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ruck

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ruck 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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