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Another source of the name Ruby

We have identified several origins of the Ruby name, in Denmark, Switzerland and England, with many families in France and Ireland, as yet with roots unidentified.However, as we saw from the case of Jack Ruby, there are other families called Ruby whose roots lie in Eastern Europe, so far as we have yet found, under other names.In Jack Ruby’s case it was Rubenstein, originally from Sokolow, near Warsaw, in Poland.In the case of another Ruby family in Boston, Massachusetts their original name was Rubinovitz and they hailed from MerkinÄ— in modern day Lithuania.
Another origin of a Ruby family was traced to a man in Limehouse, one of the most socially-deprived areas of inner London and home to much immigration for Jewish migrants escaping from Eastern Europe in the 1870s.Reuben Rottstein, a tailor, came from “Germany” and in one census identified his birthplace as Otelberg, which we believe to be Ortelsburg, now Szczytno in Eastern Poland.He appears to marry Ada Moor(e) (we haven’t found t…
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Thanks to Nikki Brown from the Ruby Team for sharing a story about the infamous Jack Ruby and how he became a Ruby,  a path that many other immigrants followed in attempts to "fit in".  As Nikki mentions, from the beginning of this project, the many Ruby origins were part of the fascination. 
When is a Ruby not a Ruby but still a Ruby? So far in our research we have found several different origins of the RUBY name. We have two large Swiss families (whose name originated in RUBIE and apparently before that with Rubin). We have a large family coming from Devon whose origins we are yet to trace. There is one group of Rubys in Wiltshire who seem to have originated from a long line of ROBYs. We have a researcher working some Danish Ruby families and are aware of a large population in France. It's already clear to us that the name has multiple origins in multiple countries. Interestingly, the most famous Ruby of all, was not a Ruby at birth but shortened his name to become one. T…