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Rudi Family History

Rudi Name Meaning

Swiss German and South German: from a short form, Ruodo,nor a Germanic personal name formed with hrod ‘renown’ (seenRudolf). German (of Slavic origin): from Slavic rudyn‘red’, applied as a nickname for someone with red hair or a metonymicnoccupational name for a metalworker or miner (from ruda ‘rednearth’). EG Norwegian: habitational name from any of overnfifteen farmsteads so named, from Old Norse ruð ‘clearing’.nOV

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


Similar surnames: Rudin, Radi, Russ, Rude, Ruda, Rudy, Rubi, Rada, Rudd, Ruth

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Where is the Rudi family from?

You can see how Rudi families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rudi family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Rudi families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 17 Rudi families living in Wisconsin. This was about 47% of all the recorded Rudi's in the USA. Wisconsin had the highest population of Rudi families in 1880.
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What did your Rudi ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Rudi. 37% of Rudi men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Rudi women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rudi were Salesman and Operator.

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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
    37%
  • Farm Laborer
    23%
  • Farmer
    23%
  • Salesman
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    34%
  • Bench Worker
    23%
  • Secretary
    23%
  • Operator
    23%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Rudi. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rudi 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Rudi. 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 854 military records available for the last name Rudi. For the veterans among your Rudi ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rudi lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Rudi life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2002, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Rudi in 1963 was 83, and 74 in 2004.

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