Rude Family History
Rude Name Meaning
German (also Rüde): from a pet form of a personal name formed with Old High German hrōd ‘fame renown’ for example Rudolf or Rüdiger (see Rudiger ). German: from Middle High German rude rüde ‘hound’ probably applied as a nickname or as a metonymic occupational name for a keeper of hunting dogs. Norwegian: variant of Ruud . English (Devon): variant of Rudd .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022