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Rude Family History

Rude Name Meaning

from a pet form of a personal name formed with Old HighnGerman hrod ‘fame’, for example Rudolf ornRüdiger (see Rudiger). from Middle High Germannrude, rü(e)de ‘hound’, probably applied as a nicknamenor as a metonymic occupational name for a keeper of hunting dogs.nEG

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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Where is the Rude family from?

You can see how Rude families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rude family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Rude families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 24 Rude families living in New York. This was about 30% of all the recorded Rude's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Rude families in 1840.
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What did your Rude ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Rude. 23% of Rude men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Rude women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rude were Clerk and Maid.

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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

  • Farmer
    23%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Truck Driver
    5%
  • Clerk
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    10%
  • Teacher
    9%
  • Waitress
    7%
  • Maid
    6%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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