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Jud Name Meaning

Swiss German and Slovenian: ethnic name or nickname meaning ‘Jew’. English: variant spelling of Judd.

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


Similar surnames: Rud, Jude, Jun, Judd, Kus, Jue, Rudi, Juda, Sur, Au

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Where is the Jud family from?

You can see how Jud families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Jud family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Jud families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 2 Jud families living in New Hampshire. This was about 17% of all the recorded Jud's in the USA. New Hampshire and 1 other state had the highest population of Jud families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Jud surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Jud ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Jud. 37% of Jud men worked as a Laborer and 25% of Jud women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Jud were Night Watchman and Housewife.

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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

  • Laborer
    37%
  • Farmer
    32%
  • Blacksmith
    11%
  • Night Watchman
    11%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    25%
  • Housekeeper
    19%
  • Saleslady
    19%
  • Housewife
    13%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Jud. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Jud 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 896 immigration records available for the last name Jud. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Jud. For the veterans among your Jud ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Jud lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Jud life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Jud in 1962 was 70, and 88 in 2004.

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