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Rugh Family History

Rugh Name Meaning

English (Sussex): variant of Ruff . This surname is now rare in Britain. Possibly an altered form of German Ruch .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Brugh, Krugh, Ruh, Ruch, Prugh, Rush, Cush, Ruff, Rupe, Rough

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Where is the Rugh family from?

You can see how Rugh families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rugh family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Rugh families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 49 Rugh families living in London. This was about 14% of all the recorded Rugh's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Rugh families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Rugh surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Rugh ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Rugh. 70% of Rugh women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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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.

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housewife
  • Unpaid Home Duties
  • Domestic Duties Unpaid
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Census Records

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Rugh. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rugh 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 912 immigration records available for the last name Rugh. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Rugh. For the veterans among your Rugh ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rugh lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Rugh life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Rugh in 1951 was 44, and 74 in 2004.

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