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Mudd Family History

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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Where is the Mudd family from?

You can see how Mudd families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mudd family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mudd families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 27 Mudd families living in Kentucky. This was about 39% of all the recorded Mudd's in the USA. Kentucky had the highest population of Mudd families in 1840.
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What did your Mudd ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Mudd. 27% of Mudd men worked as a Farmer and 8% of Mudd women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mudd were Truck Driver 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

  • Farmer
    27%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    8%
  • Stenographer
    8%
  • Maid
    7%
  • Clerk
    7%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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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