Jude Name Meaning

English, French, and German: from the vernacular form of the Hebrew personal name Yehuda ‘Judah’ (of unknown meaning). In the Bible, this is the name of Jacob’s eldest son. It was not a popular name among Christians in medieval Europe, because of the associations it had with Judas Iscariot, the disciple who betrayed Christ for thirty pieces of silver. Among Jews, however, the Hebrew name and its reflexes in various Jewish languages (such as Yiddish Yude) have been popular for generations, and have given rise to many Jewish surnames. French: name for a Jew, Old French jude (Latin Iudaeus, Greek Ioudaios, from Hebrew Yehudi ‘member of the tribe of Judah’). English: from a pet form of Jordan.

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


Similar surnames: Aude, Duke, June, Judge, Rude, Mudd, Jury, Jud, Judd, Ude

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Jude Family Origin

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Jude Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    31%
  • Laborer

    18%
  • Farming

    8%
  • Cook

    5%

In 1880, the most common Jude occupation in the USA was Farmer. 31% of Jude's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Jude. A less common occupation for the Jude family was Cook.

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Between 1962 and 2004, Jude life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2001, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Jude in 1962 was 59, and 69 in 2004.

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