Ruth Name Meaning

English: from Middle English reuthe ‘pity’ (a derivative of rewen to pity, Old English hreowan) nickname for a charitable person or for a pitiable one. The personal name Ruth was little used in England in the Middle Ages among non-Jews, and is unlikely to have had any influence on the surname. adm Swiss German: from a short form of any of the Germanic personal names formed with hrod ‘renown’ (see Rode). EGnot Jewish - ab

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


Similar surnames: Roth, Rush, Rath, Rutz, Muth, Guth, Auth, Rudi, Ruch, Buth

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Ruth Family Origin

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Ruth Family Occupations

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    10%
  • Carman

    4%
  • Mason

    4%
  • Ag Labourer

    3%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Ruth family was Ag Labourer. Agricultural Labourer, Carman and Mason were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ruth. The most common Ruth occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 10% of Ruth's were Agricultural Labourers.

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Between 1941 and 2004, Ruth life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Ruth in 1941 was 45, and 74 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ruth

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