The roots of the surname Rue come from the Old English term "raw," meaning "row"; the surname indicates a "dweller in the row of houses or in the street."
The surname Rue was first found in the county of Cornwall; the first known bearer of the name was Robert ate Rewe, who appears in records dated 1297. There is also a parish called Rewe, located in Devon; this parish was mentioned in the
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of this family name include: Rew, Rewe, Rue, Rowe, Rhue, Rhew, Rhewe and others.