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Rutkowski Name Meaning

Polish: habitational name for someone from any of various places called Rutki or Rutkowice named with rutak ‘rue’ (see Rutka ).

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

Similar surnames: Ratkowski, Butkowski, Gutkowski, Sutkowski, Krukowski, Ruskowski

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Where is the Rutkowski family from?

You can see how Rutkowski families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rutkowski family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Rutkowski families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 9 Rutkowski families living in Yorkshire. This was about 64% of all the recorded Rutkowski's in United Kingdom. Yorkshire had the highest population of Rutkowski families in 1891.
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What did your Rutkowski ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Rutkowski. 26% of Rutkowski men worked as a Laborer and 8% of Rutkowski women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rutkowski were Salesman and Housekeeper. .

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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

  • Laborer
  • Machinist
  • Farmer
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Waitress
  • Seamstress
  • Maid
  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Rutkowski. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rutkowski 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Rutkowski. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Rutkowski. For the veterans among your Rutkowski ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rutkowski lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Rutkowski life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Rutkowski in 1940 was 31, and 79 in 2004.

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