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The ancient name Ruge is a Norman name that would have been developed in England after the Norman Conquest of England in 1066. This name was a name given to a person associated with the color red, whether through hair color, clothing, or complexion. Accordingly, the name is derived from the Old French word ruge, meaning red.

Ruge Early Origins



The surname Ruge was first found in Norfolk where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor of Felmingham. This ancient manor dates back to the Domesday Book, [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
a survey of England taken in 1086 by Duke William of Normandy after his conquest of England at Hastings in 1066 A.D. In the survey, the village, which also included a Mill and Church, was held from the King by Ashford, Roger Bigod, and the Abbot of Holme. Conjecturally the family name Rugg is descended from one of these Norman nobles, although which one is uncertain.

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Ruge Spelling Variations


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Ruge Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years the English language had no fixed system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations occurred commonly in Anglo Norman surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Ruge were recorded, including Rugg, Rug, Rugge and others.

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Ruge Early History


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Ruge Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ruge research. Another 179 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1610, 1657, 1550, 1536 and 1549 are included under the topic Early Ruge History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ruge Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ruge Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 23 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ruge Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



The unstable environment in England at this time caused numerous families to board ships and leave in search of opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad in places like Ireland, Australia, and particularly the New World. The voyage was extremely difficult, however, and only taken at great expense. The cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels caused many to arrive diseased and starving, not to mention destitute from the enormous cost. Still opportunity in the emerging nations of Canada and the United States was far greater than at home and many went on to make important contributions to the cultures of their adopted countries. An examination of many early immigration records reveals that people bearing the name Ruge arrived in North America very early:

Ruge Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Ernst Ruge, who arrived in Arkansas in 1891

Ruge Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • C F Ruge, who landed in Quebec in 1850

Ruge Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Catarina Ruge, aged 22, a servant, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Maraval" in 1879

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ruge (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Ruge (post 1700)



  • George H. Ruge, American radio personality
  • Arthur Claude Ruge (1905-2000), American engineer and inventor pf the strain gauge
  • Carl Arnold Ruge (1846-1926), German pathologist
  • Georg Ruge (1852-1919), German anatomist
  • Friedrich Ruge (1894-1985), German naval officer, recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
  • Gerd Ruge (b. 1928), German journalist
  • Otto Ruge (1882-1961), Norwegian general
  • Nina Ruge (b. 1956), German journalist
  • Arnold Ruge (1802-1889), German philosopher
  • Arnold Ruge (1802-1880), German writer

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)

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. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  3. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  5. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  8. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  9. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  10. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
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The Ruge Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ruge 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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