Ruddle Family History

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Ruddle Name Meaning

English: nickname from a diminutive of Rudd ‘red’. RW English: habitational name from a place called Ruddle, near Newnham in Gloucestershire. RW pwh: EG deled sense 3.***

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

Similar surnames: Weddle, Ruddy, Trundle, Huddle, Rudge, Riddle, Rule, Rudd, Criddle

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Ruddle Family Origin

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Ruddle Family Occupations

What did your Ruddle ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ruddle. A less common occupation for the Ruddle family was House Keeper. The most common Ruddle occupation in the USA was Farmer. 60% of Ruddle's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farming

  • House Keeper


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Ruddle Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Ruddle. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ruddle 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 Ruddle. 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 Ruddle. For the veterans among your Ruddle ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ruddle Life Expectancy

What is the average Ruddle lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Ruddle life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Ruddle in 1952 was 48, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ruddle

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ruddle 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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