Ruley Family History

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Ruley Name Meaning

Perhaps an Americanized spelling of German Ruhle (or its Swiss German derivative Rühli), or of French Roulet (see Roulette). UK Rooley 10; - not in EML, RW

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

Similar surnames: Rupley, Buley, Gurley, Rumley, Druley, Rubley, Riley, Rubey, Bruley

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Ruley Family Origin

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Ruley Family Occupations

What did your Ruley ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Ruley occupation in the UK was Gate Pointeman. 100% of Ruley's were Gate Pointemans.

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  • Gate Pointeman


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Ruley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Ruley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ruley 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 942 immigration records available for the last name Ruley. 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 Ruley. For the veterans among your Ruley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ruley Life Expectancy

What is the average Ruley lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Ruley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Ruley in 1945 was 35, and 77 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ruley 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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