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Origin and Meaning of Ruse

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Ruse
An artifice; trick; stratagem; wile; fraud; deceit.

Etymology: F., fr. OF. reüser rehuser, to turn aside, to shuffle, retreat, fr. L. recusare to refuse; pref. re- again + causa cause. See Cause, and cf. Recusant

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A deceptive maneuver (especially to avoid capture)
  1. a city in northeastern Bulgaria

Notable Persons With the Last Name Ruse

Lillian Fontaine was an actress. They were most prominent from 20 to 20. Lillian was given the name Lillian Augusta Ruse on June 11th, 1886 in Reading, Berkshire. They passed away on February 20th, 1975.


James Ruse was a farmer and convict. James was born on August 9th, 1760 in Launceston, Cornwall, England. He breathed his last breath on September 5th, 1837.


Michael Escott Ruse is a philosopher. Michael was born on June 21st, 1940 in Birmingham.


Elena was born on November 6th, 1997 in Bucharest, Romania.


Henrik was born on April 9th, 1624. He died on February 22nd, 1679.


Daniel Ruse is an athlete for the CSM Dunărea Giurgiu.


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Popularity of Ruse as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Ruse U.S.
  White 91.73% 64.26%
  African American 2.33% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.28% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.61% 16.26%

Of Last Name Ruse

People with the last name Ruse are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Ruse

  • How Popular is the name Ruse? As a last name Ruse was the 27,918th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Ruse first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Ruse is Monday, April 22nd, 1867.
  • How unique is the name Ruse? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Ruse. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Ruse: Your name in reverse order is Esur. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Rsue. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Ruse? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 859 people with the last name Ruse.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Ruse? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Ruse as their last name since less than 1 person in 345k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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