Rudolf Family History

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Rudolf Name Meaning

German: from a personal name composed of Old High German hrod ‘renown’ + wolf ‘wolf’, equivalent to English Ralph. This name is also found in Slovenia. EG, SL

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

Similar surnames: Adolf, Rudloff, Rolf, Musolf, Rudi, Rudow, Ridolfi, Doll, Rumbold

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Rudolf Family Origin

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Rudolf Family Occupations

What did your Rudolf ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Rudolf family was Keeps House. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rudolf. The most common Rudolf occupation in the USA was Farmer. 25% of Rudolf's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Keeps House


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Rudolf Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Rudolf. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rudolf census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Rudolf. 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 Card

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

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Rudolf Life Expectancy

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Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Rudolf life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Rudolf in 1958 was 50, and 84 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rudolf ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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