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Ruda Family History

Ruda Name Meaning
nickname for a man with red hair, from Polish rudy ‘red-haired’.habitational name from a place called Ruda, named with ruda ‘iron ore’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

21,195 Historical Documents with Ruda on Ancestry.com
9,342 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
704 Military Records
1,481 Immigration Records
4,740 Census and Voter Lists
4,928 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Ruda Families

  • Number of Ruda families
     11 - 20
     4 - 10
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Ruda families
     8 - 13
     3 - 7
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Ruda last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Ruda Family Origin

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Ruda Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Ruda

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Ruda Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Ruda census records

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Military Service by Ruda

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