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Rud Family History

Rud Name Meaning

Norwegian: variant of Ruud. OV Hungariann(Rúd): from rúd ‘stick’, hence a metonymicnoccupational name for a soldier or a nickname for a fighter. BG Variant spelling of English Rudd. UK 3

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

Similar surnames: Jud, Rudi, Rue, Rudy, Ruud, Rad, Rod, Ree, Red, Rudd

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Where is the Rud family from?

You can see how Rud families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rud family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Rud families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Rud families living in Illinois. This was about 33% of all the recorded Rud's in the USA. Illinois and 1 other state had the highest population of Rud families in 1840.
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What did your Rud ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Mechanic was the top reported job for people in the US named Rud. .

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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

  • Mechanic
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Census Records

There are 34,000 census records available for the last name Rud. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rud 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Rud. 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 Rud. For the veterans among your Rud ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rud lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Rud life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Rud in 1951 was 58, and 78 in 2004.

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