Ruhr Name Meaning

perhaps a habitational name for someone who lived at a place named for the Ruhr river.

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


Similar surnames: Fuhr, Rohr, Rehr, Ruhe, Suhr, Rudi, Ruhl, Rush, Lehr, Uhr

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Ruhr Family Origin

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Ruhr Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    42%
  • Teamster

    17%
  • Housekeeping

    8%
  • Keeps Bar

    8%

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In 1880, Farmer, Teamster and Housekeeping were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ruhr. The most common Ruhr occupation in the USA was Farmer. 42% of Ruhr's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Ruhr family was Keeps Bar.

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Ruhr Historical Records

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Ruhr Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1963 and 2004, Ruhr life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Ruhr in 1963 was 69, and 90 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ruhr

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