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Judd Family History

Judd Name Meaning

English: from the Middle English personal name Judde Jutte a pet form of Jordan . German: variant of Jude .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Jude, Mudd, Jud, Budd, Juda, Cudd, Rudd, Judy, Budde, Kidd

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Where is the Judd family from?

You can see how Judd families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Judd family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Judd families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 130 Judd families living in New York. This was about 30% of all the recorded Judd's in USA. New York had the highest population of Judd families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Judd surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Judd ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Judd. 16% of Judd men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Judd women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Judd were Truck Driver and Teacher. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
  • Stenographer
  • Teacher
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Census Records

There are 185,000 census records available for the last name Judd. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Judd census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 15,000 immigration records available for the last name Judd. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 23,000 military records available for the last name Judd. For the veterans among your Judd ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Judd lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Judd life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Judd in 1945 was 30, and 76 in 2004.

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