Ruetten Family History

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Ruetten Name Meaning

German (Rütten): from a field name, here showing an inflected form from a full name like aus den Rütten ‘from the clearing(s)’ (see Rutten and Reuter 1). HB, KH. ExG***

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


Similar surnames: Rutten, Rutzen, Reiten, Retter, Etten, Velten, Ruther, Riester

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Ruetten Family Origin

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Ruetten Family Occupations

What did your Ruetten ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Ruetten. 22% of Ruetten men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Ruetten women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ruetten were Cheese Maker and Seamstress

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    22%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Brakeman
    5%
  • Cheese Maker
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    14%
  • Maid
    14%
  • Operator
    14%
  • Seamstress
    14%

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

Ruetten Historical Records

What Ruetten family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 457 census records available for the last name Ruetten. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ruetten 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 58 immigration records available for the last name Ruetten. 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 157 military records available for the last name Ruetten. For the veterans among your Ruetten ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ruetten Life Expectancy

What is the average Ruetten lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Ruetten life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Ruetten in 1960 was 53, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ruetten

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ruetten 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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