Rudd Family History
Rudd Name Meaning
English: nickname for someone with a ruddy complexion from Middle English rudde ‘redness ruddiness rosy hue’ (Old English rudu). English: habitational name from Rhude in Holsworthy (Devon) apparently named from Middle English rude (Old English hrēod) ‘reed bed’. Compare Rhode American shortened form of any of various Jewish surnames beginning with Rud-.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press