Ruddy Name Meaning

English: nickname for a person with red hair or a ruddy complexion, from Middle English rudde, Old English rudig ‘red’, ‘ruddy’ (see Rudd 1).

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


Similar surnames: Rudd, Rudge, Rudy, Duddy, Budd, Ruddle, Rudi, Grundy, Mudd, Oddy

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Ruddy Family Origin

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Ruddy Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    22%
  • Laborer

    12%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Miner

    5%

In 1880, the most common Ruddy occupation in the USA was Farmer. 22% of Ruddy's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ruddy. A less common occupation for the Ruddy family was Miner.

Source: Census data for Ruddy | Data not to scale

Ruddy Historical Records

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Ruddy Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1945 and 2004, Ruddy life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Ruddy in 1945 was 36, and 77 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ruddy

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