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Ruge History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



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.

Early Origins of the Ruge family


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.

Early History of the Ruge family


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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.

Early Notables of the Ruge family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Ruge family to the New World and Oceana


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 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

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, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Maraval" in 1879

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


  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

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