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Ruthven Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name, traditionally pronounced ‘Ri-ven’, from any of various places in Scotland so named, especially one near Perth and one in Inverness-shire. The place is named either in Gaelic (ruadh ‘red’ + mhaighin ‘place’) or with a cognate of Welsh rhudd faen ‘red stone’. KaM, WN

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


Similar surnames: Methven, Ruben, Rother, Rutten, Rushton, Ulven, Rothe, Ruhe, Duthie

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Ruthven Family Origin

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Ruthven Family Occupations

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  • Annuitant

    4%
  • Butcher

    3%
  • Carpet Weaver

    3%
  • Engine Keeper

    3%

In 1881, Annuitant, Butcher and Carpet Weaver were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ruthven. A less common occupation for the Ruthven family was Engine Keeper. The most common Ruthven occupation in the UK was Annuitant. 4% of Ruthven's were Annuitants.

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Ruthven Life Expectancy

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