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Rudd Name Meaning

English: nickname for a person with red hair or a ruddyncomplexion, from Middle English rudde, Old English rudn‘red’, ‘ruddy’. adm Americanized shortened form of any ofnvarious Jewish surnames beginning with Rud-.

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


Similar surnames: Ruddy, Budd, Rudi, Ruth, Mudd, Rudy, Reid, Kidd, Rude, Ruda

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Where is the Rudd family from?

You can see how Rudd families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rudd family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Rudd families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 54 Rudd families living in New York. This was about 29% of all the recorded Rudd's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Rudd families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Rudd surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Rudd ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Rudd. 20% of Rudd men worked as a Farmer and 7% of Rudd women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rudd were Farm Laborer and Housekeeper.

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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
    20%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Farm Laborer
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    7%
  • Housewife
    6%
  • Cook
    5%
  • Housekeeper
    5%
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Census Records

There are 150,000 census records available for the last name Rudd. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rudd 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 12,000 immigration records available for the last name Rudd. 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 17,000 military records available for the last name Rudd. For the veterans among your Rudd ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rudd lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Rudd life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Rudd in 1945 was 42, and 73 in 2004.

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