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Rudiger Name Meaning

German (Rüdiger): from the ancient Germanic personal name Rüdiger composed of the elements hrōd ‘fame renown’ + gār gēr ‘spear lance’ (see Roger ). Compare Ruediger .

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


Similar surnames: Rediger, Ruediger, Reder, Ruder, Rueger, Roeger, Deger, Roediger

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Where is the Rudiger family from?

You can see how Rudiger families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rudiger family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Rudiger families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 36 Rudiger families living in New York. This was about 46% of all the recorded Rudiger's in USA. New York had the highest population of Rudiger families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Rudiger surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Rudiger ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Rudiger. 37% of Rudiger men worked as a Farmer and 18% of Rudiger women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rudiger were Accountant and Stenographer. .

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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

  • Farmer
    37%
  • Laborer
    11%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Accountant
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    18%
  • Bookkeeper
    18%
  • Secretary
    18%
  • Stenographer
    12%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Rudiger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rudiger 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 Rudiger. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Rudiger. For the veterans among your Rudiger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rudiger lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Rudiger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Rudiger in 1958 was 69, and 66 in 2004.

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