Ruder Name Meaning

metonymic occupational name for a boatman or sailor, from Middle High German ruoder, ruodel ‘rudder’, ‘oar’. from a personal name containing the Old High German element hrod ‘fame’, ‘renown’. variant of Rude 3. (Rüder): variant of Reuter 1. EG

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

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Ruder Family Origin

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Ruder Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Blacksmith

    3%

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ruder. The most common Ruder occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Ruder's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Ruder family was Blacksmith.

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Ruder Historical Records

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Ruder Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1958 and 2004, Ruder life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Ruder in 1958 was 37, and 69 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ruder

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