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The name Rue dates back to the days of Medieval France, in the region of Normandy. It is derived from their residence in Normandy. However, the name Ruell is derived from the Old French word ruelle, meaning lane or alley, and indicates that the original bearer lived in such a place.

Rue Early Origins



The surname Rue was first found in Normandy (French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy, where this eminent family held a family seat in the honor of the seigneurie of Launay. This north country family lived almost exclusively in the provinces of Normandy, Brittany, Picardy, Artois, and Flanders.

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Rue Spelling Variations


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Rue Spelling Variations



There were a great number of spelling variations in French surnames. One reason for this was the wide variety of cultural influences present in France during the early development of the French language. The many spelling variations of the name include Rueil, Ruel, de Ruel, De Ruel, du Ruel, Du Ruel, Ruell, Ruelle, Ruelles, Desruelles, de Ruell, De Ruell, Rueil, Rueill, Roulier and many more.

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Rue Early History


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Rue Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rue research. Another 117 words (8 lines of text) covering the year 1785 is included under the topic Early Rue History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Rue Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Rue Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family in this period was Pierre de la Rue (c.1452-1518), a Franco- Flemish composer and singer of the Renaissance; Pieter de Ruelles (1630-1658), a Dutch Golden Age landscape...

Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Rue Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



In 1643, 109 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebec, in 1663 there were only 500, 2,000 migrants arrived during the next decade. Early marriage was desperately encouraged amongst the immigrants. Youths of 18 took fourteen-year-old girls for their wives. The fur trade was developed and attracted migrants, both noble and commoner from France. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries. Migration from France to New France or Quebec as it was now more popularly called, continued from France until it fell in 1759. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebe c. By the same year the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England and were deported to Louisiana. Meanwhile, in Quebec, the French race flourished, founding in Lower Canada, one of the two great solitudes which became Canada. Many distinguished contributions have been made by members of this family name Rue. It has been prominent in the arts, religion, politics and culture in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Rue were

Rue Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • James Rue, who arrived in Maryland in 1671

Rue Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Rue, aged 35, landed in New Orleans, La in 1825
  • Alex Rue, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • Matihde Rue, aged 29, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1859
  • Francis Rue, aged 24, who emigrated to the United States, in 1895
  • Ingeborg Rue, aged 20, who landed in America, in 1895
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Rue Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Clara Rue, aged 31, who landed in America, in 1908
  • Jeanne Rue, aged 34, who emigrated to the United States from Hericourt, France, in 1909
  • Emile Rue, aged 11, who landed in America from Hericourt, France, in 1909
  • Harvey Rue, aged 58, who emigrated to America, in 1910
  • Blanche Rue, aged 53, who emigrated to the United States, in 1910
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Rue Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Abraham Rue U.E. who arrived at Port Roseway, [Shelbourne], Nova Scotia on December 13, 1783 was passenger number 379 aboard the ship "HMS Clinton", picked up on November 14, 1783 at East River, New York, USA [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

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Contemporary Notables of the name Rue (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Rue (post 1700)



  • Jack La Rue (1902-1984), born Gaspere Biondolillo, an American film and stage actor
  • Sara Rue (b. 1979), born Sara Schlackman, an American television actress
  • Omer La Rue, American politician, First Selectman of Putnam, Connecticut, 1888
  • J. Frank La Rue, American Republican politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Jefferson County 2nd District, 1904-05
  • Franklin La Rue, American politician, Supervisor of Lansing Township, Michigan, 1858-59
  • Donald La Rue, American Republican politician, Candidate for Michigan State Senate 2nd District, 1978
  • Amer La Rue, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Connecticut 3rd District, 1906
  • Danny La Rue OBE (1927-2009), born Daniel Patrick Carroll, an Irish-born British entertainer known for his singing and drag impersonations

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  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  2. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
  3. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  4. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
  5. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  8. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
  9. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
  10. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
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The Rue Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Rue Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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