Ruhnke Family History

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Ruhnke Name Meaning

German: from a short form of a Germanic personal name formed with run- ‘rune’, ‘secret’. EG

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


Similar surnames: Runk, Hunke, Dahnke, Brunke, Punke, Kuhnke, Behnke, Dehnke, Reinke

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Ruhnke Family Origin

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Ruhnke Family Occupations

What did your Ruhnke ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Ruhnke occupation in the USA was Butcher. 17% of Ruhnke's were Butchers. A less common occupation for the Ruhnke family was Farmer. Butcher, Dressmaker and Engineer R.R. Shop were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ruhnke.

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  • Butcher

    17%
  • Dressmaker

    17%
  • Engineer R.R. Shop

    17%
  • Farmer

    17%

United States shown, England data unavailable

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Ruhnke Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Ruhnke. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ruhnke 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 Ruhnke. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Ruhnke. For the veterans among your Ruhnke ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ruhnke Life Expectancy

What is the average Ruhnke lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Ruhnke life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Ruhnke in 1961 was 61, and 89 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ruhnke

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ruhnke 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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