Last name: RULE

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RULE : This last name is indexed 53,289 times on Geneanet!

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RULE : 1: English (of Norman origin): probably a habitational name from one or other of several places in northern France named Reuil or Rueil such as Reuil (Aisne) Reuil (Marne) Réau (Seine-et-Marne) Rueil (Seine-et-Oise Eure-et-Loir) and Reuil-sur-Brèche (Oise). Ruelle (Calvados) is also another possibility.2: English: habitational name from Reule a minor settlement now in the parish of Haughton (Staffordshire). The placename probably derives from Old English rūh ‘rough’ + halh ‘nook corner of land’.3: Scottish: habitational name from the lands of Rule (Roxburghshire) now Bedrule Hallrule and Abbotrule. The placename may be from Old English rūh ‘rough’ + wella ‘spring stream’ or may embody an older British Celtic name.4: Probably an altered form of German Ruhle.

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