Rudge Name Meaning

topographic name from West Midland Middle English rugge, a variant of rigge ‘ridge’, or a habitational name from the village of Rudge in Shropshire, which is named with this word. from a medieval personal name, a pet form of Roger. nickname for a person with red hair or a ruddy complexion, from Old French r(o)uge ‘red’ (Latin rubeus). adm

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


Similar surnames: Ridge, Budge, Judge, Rude, Rudi, Aude, Rudd, Mudge, Ruge, Hodge

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Rudge Family Origin

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Rudge Family Occupations

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  • Miner

    16%
  • Coal Miner

    12%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Blacksmith

    4%

In 1880, Miner, Coal Miner and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rudge. A less common occupation for the Rudge family was Blacksmith. The most common Rudge occupation in the USA was Miner. 16% of Rudge's were Miners.

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United States

Between 1960 and 2004, Rudge life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Rudge in 1960 was 48, and 81 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rudge

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