Mudd Family History

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Mudd Name Meaning

from a medieval personal name, a variant of Maud (see Mould). from the Old English personal name Mod(a), a short form of the various compound names containing the element mod ‘spirit’, ‘mind’, ‘courage’. topographic name for someone who lived in a particularly muddy area, from Middle English mud(de) ‘mud’, perhaps also a metonymic occupational name for a dauber (one who constructed buildings of wattle and daub).

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

Similar surnames: Mund, Budd, Kidd, Codd, Mould, Cudd, Rudd, Mula, Budde, Rudi

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Mudd Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Mudd name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Mudd. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Italy


  • Norway


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Mudd Family Origin

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Mudd Family Occupations

What did your Mudd ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Farming and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mudd. The most common Mudd occupation in the USA was Farmer. 54% of Mudd's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Mudd family was Laborer.

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  • Farmer

  • Farming

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Mudd ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Mudd Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 44,000 census records available for the last name Mudd. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mudd census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Mudd. 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 Card

There are 6,000 military records available for the last name Mudd. For the veterans among your Mudd ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mudd Life Expectancy

What is the average Mudd lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Mudd life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1950. The average life expectancy for Mudd in 1945 was 57, and 77 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Mudd ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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