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The German surname Ruehle emerged in the lands that formed the modern state of Lower Saxony, which is presently bordered by the North Sea, the Hartz mountains and the Elbe and Ems rivers.German surnames developed at a time when most of Lower Saxony, and most of the German provinces, were states of the Holy Roman Empire. At first people used only a single name, but as the population grew and people began to travel, they began to find it necessary to take on an additional name to more clearly identify themselves. Fairly general principles guided the development of hereditary surnames in Lower Saxony. Two of the common types of family names found in Prussia are patronymic surnames, which are derived from the father's given name, and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the mother's given name. The surname Ruehle derived from the given name Rudolf. The name Ruehle was adopted by a town near Meppen and Holzmunden in East Friesland near the Dutch border.

Ruehle Early Origins



The surname Ruehle was first found in East Friesland, where the name was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power. The name is thought to have originated as a short form of Rudolf. A town near Meppen and Holzmunden in East Friesland took on the name Ruehle, and this region near the Dutch border is probably the place of origin for many of the branches bearing this name.

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Ruehle Spelling Variations


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Ruehle Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Ruhle, Ruhler, Ruehle, Ruhle, Ruehler, Ruele, Ruelle, Ruhl, Rule, Rulle, Ruler, Ruller, Roul, Rool, Roole, Rooler, Roohler, Roohle, Ruel, Ruehle and many more.

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Ruehle Early History


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Ruehle Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ruehle research. Another 199 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1743, 1789, 1761, 1789 and 1847 are included under the topic Early Ruehle History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ruehle Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ruehle Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of the time included Jacob Ruehle, the father of the above mention brothers Johann and Georg, who was a Doctor of Law and mayor of the city Koenigsberg in East Prussia. Other prominent descendents of this line include Jacob Heinrich Ruehle (d.1789) who became a Senator of Frankfurt...

Another 49 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ruehle 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Ruehle Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johann Michael Ruehle, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1751

Ruehle Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Edna Ruehle, aged 4, who arrived in America, in 1910
  • Adolf Ruehle, aged 1, who arrived in America from Germany, in 1922
  • Anna Ruehle, aged 24, who arrived in America from Stuttgart, Germany, in 1922
  • Frederike Ruehle, aged 57, who arrived in America, in 1922
  • Josef Ruehle, aged 24, who arrived in America from Germany, in 1922
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ruehle (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Ruehle (post 1700)



  • Hugo Ernst Heinrich Rühle (1824-1888), German physician
  • Tobias Rühle (b. 1991), German footballer
  • Heide Rühle (b. 1948), German politician and Member of the European Parliament
  • Frank Rühle (b. 1944), German rower who won gold at the 1968 and 1972 Olympics

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    2. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    4. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    5. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    6. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    7. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    8. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    9. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    11. ...

    The Ruehle Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ruehle 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.

    This page was last modified on 24 November 2016 at 14:49.

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