Rutten Family History

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Rutten Name Meaning

Dutch: patronymic from a short form of the Germanic personal name Rutger (see Roger) or some other personal name formed with hrod ‘renown’. DEB Dutch (van Rutten): habitational name for someone from Rutten in the Belgian province of Limburg. DEB German (also Rütten): Westphalian and Rhenish topographic name from a field named aus den Ruthen; the element Ruthen is contained in numerous place names, for example Rüthen and Rütenbrock. It is most probably a variant of Reute ‘clearing’ (see Reuter). ExG***

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

Similar surnames: Ruetten, Rutzen, Botten, Ruther, Reiten, Luten, Lutgen, Rutter

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Rutten Family Origin

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Rutten Family Occupations

What did your Rutten ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Army Private Infantey and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Rutten. 7% of Rutten men worked as an Army Private Infantey and 37% of Rutten women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rutten were Coal Lorry Driver and At School

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Army Private Infantey
  • Assistant Public Her Weekly
  • Auditon
  • Coal Lorry Driver

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Artificial Silk Weaver
  • Artificial Silkweaver
  • At School

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

Rutten Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Rutten. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rutten 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Rutten. 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 833 military records available for the last name Rutten. For the veterans among your Rutten ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rutten Life Expectancy

What is the average Rutten lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Rutten life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Rutten in 1955 was 28, and 76 in 2004.

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