Rude Family History

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Rude Name Meaning

from a pet form of a personal name formed with Old High German hrod ‘fame’, for example Rudolf or Rüdiger (see Rudiger). from Middle High German rude, rü(e)de ‘hound’, probably applied as a nickname or as a metonymic occupational name for a keeper of hunting dogs. EG

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


Similar surnames: Rube, Ruder, Rode, Rudi, Rudge, Jude, Ruge, Aude, Duke, Rule

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Rude Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Rude name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Rude. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    40%

  • Norway

    17%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    13%

  • Germanic Europe

    8%

  • Sweden

    8%

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Rude Family Origin

Where is the Rude family from?

Rude Family Occupations

What did your Rude ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Rude family was Farming. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rude. The most common Rude occupation in the USA was Farmer. 52% of Rude's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    52%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Farming

    4%

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

Rude Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 26,000 census records available for the last name Rude. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rude 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Rude. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Rude. For the veterans among your Rude ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rude Life Expectancy

What is the average Rude lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Rude life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Rude in 1944 was 35, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rude

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rude 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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