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Kuder Family History

Kuder Name Meaning

metonymic occupational name for someone who worked or dealt with tow (hemp, broken strands of flax), early modern German kuder. nickname from the southern dialect term Kuder ‘wildcat’.

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


Similar surnames: Kader, Kuper, Ruder, Buder, Kuter, Puder, Kober, Kuker, Hader, Buser

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Where is the Kuder family from?

You can see how Kuder families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kuder family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Kuder families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 3 Kuder families living in Illinois. This was about 38% of all the recorded Kuder's in the USA. Illinois had the highest population of Kuder families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kuder surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kuder ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kuder. 21% of Kuder men worked as a Farmer and 16% of Kuder women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kuder were Attendant 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

  • Farmer
    21%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Truck Driver
    9%
  • Attendant
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    16%
  • Housekeeper
    16%
  • Secretary
    14%
  • Housewife
    8%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Kuder. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kuder 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 936 immigration records available for the last name Kuder. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Kuder. For the veterans among your Kuder ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kuder lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Kuder life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Kuder in 1953 was 58, and 72 in 2004.

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