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Rudow Family History

Rudow Name Meaning

East German: habitational name from a place so named near Berlin from Slavic ruda ‘iron ore’.

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


Similar surnames: Rudi, Rakow, Gadow, Ludlow, Burow, Rudin, Brunow, Sydow, Ruda, Kadow

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Where is the Rudow family from?

You can see how Rudow families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rudow family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Rudow families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 7 Rudow families living in New York. This was about 37% of all the recorded Rudow's in USA. New York had the highest population of Rudow families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Rudow surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Rudow ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Proprietor and Bottler were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Rudow. 30% of Rudow men worked as a Proprietor and 100% of Rudow women worked as a Bottler. .

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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

  • Proprietor
    30%
  • Salesman
    30%
  • Machinist
    20%
  • Manager
    20%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Bottler
    100%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Rudow. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rudow 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 359 immigration records available for the last name Rudow. 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 420 military records available for the last name Rudow. For the veterans among your Rudow ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rudow lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Rudow life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2004, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Rudow in 1964 was 72, and 55 in 2004.

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