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Judge Name Meaning

English: occupational name for an officer of justice or a nickname for a solemn and authoritative person thought to behave like a judge, from Middle English, Old French juge (Latin iudex, from ius ‘law’ + dicere to say), which replaced the Old English term dema. Compare Dempster. Irish: part translation of Gaelic Mac an Bhreitheamhain, later Mac an Bhreithimh ‘son of the judge (breitheamhnach)’. Compare Brain.

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


Similar surnames: Budge, Jude, Rudge, Mudge, Lodge, Dodge, Budde, June, Ridge, Hodge

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Where is the Judge family from?

You can see how Judge families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Judge family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Judge families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 15 Judge families living in New York. This was about 34% of all the recorded Judge's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Judge families in 1840.
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What did your Judge ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Judge. 15% of Judge men worked as a Laborer and 9% of Judge women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Judge were Clerk and Clerk.

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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
    15%
  • Farmer
    11%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Clerk
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    9%
  • Maid
    6%
  • Stenographer
    6%
  • Clerk
    5%
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Passenger Lists

There are 18,000 immigration records available for the last name Judge. 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 35,000 military records available for the last name Judge. For the veterans among your Judge ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Judge lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Judge life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Judge in 1944 was 38, and 73 in 2004.

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