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Ruddy Family History

Ruddy Name Meaning

English: nickname for a person with red hair or a ruddy complexion,nfrom Middle English rudde, Old English rudig ‘red’,n‘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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Where is the Ruddy family from?

You can see how Ruddy families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ruddy family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ruddy families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 3 Ruddy families living in New York. This was about 75% of all the recorded Ruddy's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Ruddy families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ruddy surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ruddy ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Ruddy. 15% of Ruddy men worked as a Laborer and 16% of Ruddy women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ruddy were Farmer and Clerk.

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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
    15%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Clerk
    6%
  • Farmer
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    16%
  • Stenographer
    12%
  • Housewife
    9%
  • Clerk
    8%
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Census Records

There are 28,000 census records available for the last name Ruddy. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ruddy 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Ruddy. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Ruddy. For the veterans among your Ruddy ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ruddy lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

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