Ruddell Family History

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Ruddell Name Meaning

English: unexplained. 1881; UK 98. Not in RW; ADM: please comment Probably also an altered spelling of German Rüdel (see Rudel).

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

Similar surnames: Rundell, Rudell, Briddell, Redell, Durell, Riddel, Rummell, Rundall

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Ruddell Family Origin

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Ruddell Family Occupations

What did your Ruddell ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Ruddell family was Merchant. The most common Ruddell occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Ruddell's were Farmers. Farmer, Farming and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ruddell.

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  • Farmer

  • Farming

  • Keeping House

  • Merchant


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

Ruddell Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Ruddell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ruddell 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Ruddell. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Ruddell. For the veterans among your Ruddell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ruddell Life Expectancy

What is the average Ruddell lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Ruddell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Ruddell in 1953 was 48, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ruddell

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ruddell 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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