Ruge Family History
Ruge Surname History
The Ruge family name is an old heredity that has migrated all across the world over the centuries, and as the Ruge family has spread, it has evolved making its origin challenging to piece together. This Ruge research page contains the contributed history of the Ruge family name made up of user-submitted content from other users interested in the Ruge family. Ruge family history has a rich and complex origin whose details are beginning to be understood by Ruge family members.
When we refer to Germans, we must be certain that we understand that German means people who spoke. German, but not necessarily people who came from Germany because Germany as a nation did not exist until Bismarck established the nation of Germany in 1871. Prior to that date the word German simply meant ethnic groups of people who spoke not only some type of the German language but who lived in duchies and small kingdoms, such as the Hessians or the Prussians. The victory over other language speaking peoples gave the German-speaking people not only an ethnic identity but also a language cohesive identity. These identities did not, however, at any time rule out people thinking themselves Germans and being proud of it. The term German came from the Latin, Germani. Die Deutsche is the name for the Germans for the last 500 years.
My Ruge family came to America in 1884 and worked in farming in the state of Wisconsin (Marathon Co.) but finally settled in Chicago, IL in 1910.
Ruge country of origin
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The nationality of Ruge can be difficult to determine because countries change over time, making the original nationality indeterminate. The original ethnicity of Ruge may be difficult to determine as result of whether the name originated organically and independently in different locales; for example, in the case of surnames that come from a craft, which can crop up in multiple regions independently (such as the name "Dean" which may have been adopted by members of the clergy).
Meaning of the last name Ruge
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The meaning of Ruge come may come from a craft, such as the name "Clark" which evolved from the profession of "clerk". A lot of these trade-based family names may be a profession in a different language. Because of this it is good to understand the country of origin of a name, and the languages spoken by its progenitors. Many modern names like Ruge are inspired by religious texts like the Bible, the Bhagavadgītā, the Quran, etc. In many cases these surnames relate to a religious expression such as "Lamb of God".
- Howard Ruge 1907 - 1986
- Samuel Ruge 1898 - 1994
- Charlotte Ruge 1888 - 1971
- Amanda Ruge 1882 - 1974
- Rita I Ruge 1921 - 2004
- Marie Ruge 1920 - 1986
- C Ruge 1924 - 1988
- Veronica Ruge 1903 - 1993
- Henry E Ruge 1919 - 2007
- Alfred Ruge 1991 - 2008
- Gerald Ruge 1914 - 1972
- Florence Ruge 1905 - 1975
- Peter Ruge 1943 - 1982
- Christophe Ruge 1904 - 1979
- Robert K Ruge 1935 - 2004
- Winifred Ruge 1899 - 1985
- Arthur C Ruge 1905 - 2000
- A J Ruge 1958 - 1988
- Max Ruge ? - 1964
- Horst Ruge 1933 - 1973
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Famous people named Ruge
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Nationality and Ethnicity of Ruge
Our Ruge family came from Walkendorf, Germany.
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Ruge spelling variations
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Surnames like Ruge change in how they're said and written as they travel across communities, family lines, and eras over the years. In early history when few people could write, names such as Ruge were transliterated based on how they sounded when people's names were written in public records. This could have given rise misspellings of Ruge. Knowing spelling variations and alternate spellings of the Ruge family name are important to understanding the possible origins of the name.