Ruey
Hello,
Does anyone have any information about the surname Ruey? I know of only two family groups in the US with the last name and in both cases the ancestor came from France. Thanks, Ellen
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According to Jean Tosti this name means "little stream", and so is locative. However, he then goes on to add that a German origin cannot be ruled out, coming from Rutz, a diminutive of Rudolf. I think the basis of this idea is that the name belongs to Saone et Loire, a region close to Lorraine and the Swiss border. I prefer the first suggestion.
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Thank you for researching the meaning of my last name. I've been trying to trace the Ruey family for quite a while now and to know that it's French is a great help.
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I speak German and 'Ruey' doesn't sound like anything I know; to me it sounds French.
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Thank you for your help. I appreciate it
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