Unruh Name Meaning

nickname for a restless or quarrelsome person, from Middle High German, Middle Low German unrouwe, unrawa ‘unrest’, ‘disturbance’. habitational name from places called Unruh, in East Prussia, or Unrow. nickname for a careless or casual person, from Middle High German unruoch ‘careless’, ‘negligent’.

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

Similar surnames: Unrath, Unrau, Knoth, Schuh, Unrue, Grum, Warth, Frueh, Unrein, Fruth

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Unruh Family Origin

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Unruh Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Cooper

  • At Home


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In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Cooper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Unruh. The most common Unruh occupation in the USA was Farmer. 65% of Unruh's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Unruh family was At Home.

Source: Census data for Unruh | Data not to scale

Unruh Historical Records

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Unruh Life Expectancy

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Between 1941 and 2004, Unruh life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Unruh in 1941 was 52, and 79 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Unruh

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