Ruder Family History

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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

Similar surnames: Rader, Reder, Rumer, Roder, Rude, Puder, Rufer, Ruden, Buder, Rider

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Ruder Family Origin

Where is the Ruder family from?

Ruder Family Occupations

What did your Ruder ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Ruder. 21% of Ruder men worked as a Farmer and 15% of Ruder women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ruder were Clerk and Teacher

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Housewife
  • Maid
  • Teacher

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Ruder Historical Records

What Ruder family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 18,000 census records available for the last name Ruder. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ruder 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Ruder. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Ruder. For the veterans among your Ruder ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ruder Life Expectancy

What is the average Ruder lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ruder 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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