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Rudman Name Meaning

North German (Rudmann) and Dutch: variant ofnRothman(n) (see Rothman). English: nickname for anperson with red hair or a ruddy complexion, from Middle Englishnrudde ‘red’, ‘ruddy’ (see Rudd 1) + mann‘man’. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): metronymic from the Yiddishnfemale personal name Rude (variant of Rode used innPoland and Ukraine; compare Ratkovich) + Yiddish mann‘man’, in the sense ‘husband’. ab

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


Similar surnames: Rutman, Radman, Budman, Sudman, Gutman, Redman, Kurman, Furman

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Where is the Rudman family from?

You can see how Rudman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rudman family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Rudman families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there was 1 Rudman family living in Florida Territory. This was about 50% of all the recorded Rudman's in USA. Florida Territory and 1 other state had the highest population of Rudman families in 1840.
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What did your Rudman ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Rudman. 20% of Rudman men worked as a Salesman and 19% of Rudman women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rudman were Farmer and Clerk. .

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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

  • Salesman
    20%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Proprietor
    9%
  • Farmer
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Bookkeeper
    19%
  • Stenographer
    11%
  • Saleslady
    11%
  • Clerk
    10%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Rudman. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Rudman. For the veterans among your Rudman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rudman lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Rudman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Rudman in 1952 was 45, and 78 in 2004.

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