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Ruoss Family History

Ruoss Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.

Similar surnames: Ross, Russ, Ruess, Fuoss, Cross, Moss, Rose, Rush, Roos, Rosa

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Where is the Ruoss family from?

You can see how Ruoss families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ruoss family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most Ruoss families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 6 Ruoss families living in Durham. This was about 67% of all the recorded Ruoss's in United Kingdom. Durham had the highest population of Ruoss families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ruoss surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ruoss ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Secretary were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Ruoss. 24% of Ruoss men worked as a Salesman and 50% of Ruoss women worked as a Secretary. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ruoss were Proprietor and Operator. .

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

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Salesman
  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Proprietor

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Secretary
  • Operator
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Ruoss. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ruoss census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 387 immigration records available for the last name Ruoss. 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 Cards

There are 205 military records available for the last name Ruoss. For the veterans among your Ruoss ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ruoss lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Ruoss life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1963, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Ruoss in 1962 was 83, and 68 in 2004.

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