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in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Ruz

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From Proto-Brythonic *rʉð, from Proto-Celtic *roudos, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁rewdʰ-.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Ruz

Ramón Castro Ruz was an office holder. Ramón was born on October 14th, 1924 in Birán. He left this life on February 23rd, 2016.



Manuel Ruz is a soccer player for the Valencia CF, Valencia CF Mestalla, Gimnàstic de Tarragona, Granada 74 CF, Hércules CF, Xerez CD, and Spain national under-17 football team. Manuel was born on April 5th, 1986 in Valencia, Spain.


Martín Enrique Castillo Ruz is a politician. Martín was born on January 23rd, 1970 in Umán Municipality.


Joseph was born on April 22nd, 1936. He passed away on June 29th, 2012.


Carla was born on September 26th, 1991.


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Popularity of Ruz as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Ruz U.S.
  White 9.16% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 8.55% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 80.86% 16.26%

Of Last Name Ruz

People with the last name Ruz are most frequently Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Ruz

  • How Popular is the name Ruz? As a last name Ruz was the 43,885th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Ruz first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Ruz is Monday, November 21st, 1898.
  • How unique is the name Ruz? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Ruz. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Ruz: Your name in reverse order is Zur. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Zur. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Ruz? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 491 people with the last name Ruz.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Ruz? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Ruz as their last name since less than 1 person in 588k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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