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Rudge Name Meaning

English: variant of Rugg .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

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

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Where is the Rudge family from?

You can see how Rudge families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rudge family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Rudge families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there was 1 Rudge family living in Connecticut. This was 100% of all the recorded Rudge's in USA. Connecticut had the highest population of Rudge families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Rudge surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Rudge ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Rudge. 15% of Rudge men worked as a Laborer and 25% of Rudge women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rudge were Salesman and New Worker. .

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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

  • Laborer
  • Clerk
  • Farmer
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Housekeeper
  • Housewife
  • New Worker
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Census Records

There are 44,000 census records available for the last name Rudge. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rudge census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Rudge. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Rudge. For the veterans among your Rudge ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rudge lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

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