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Ruda Family History

Ruda Name Meaning

nickname for a man with red hair, from Polishnrudy ‘red-haired’. habitational name from a place callednRuda, named with ruda ‘iron ore’. AC

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


Similar surnames: Rudi, Roda, Rudd, Rua, Rada, Ruta, Rust, Duda, Rud, Cuda

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Where is the Ruda family from?

You can see how Ruda families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ruda family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Ruda families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 8 Ruda families living in Missouri. This was about 24% of all the recorded Ruda's in the USA. Missouri had the highest population of Ruda families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ruda surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ruda ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and New Worker were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Ruda. 18% of Ruda men worked as a Laborer and 23% of Ruda women worked as a New Worker. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ruda were Salesman 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

  • Laborer
    18%
  • Farmer
    17%
  • Proprietor
    9%
  • Salesman
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • New Worker
    23%
  • Stenographer
    13%
  • Teacher
    10%
  • Housewife
    10%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Ruda. 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 787 military records available for the last name Ruda. For the veterans among your Ruda ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ruda lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Ruda life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Ruda in 1958 was 45, and 85 in 2004.

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