Rudy Family History

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Rudy Name Meaning

Variant spelling of German Rudi. EG Ukrainian, Polish, and Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): nickname for someone with red hair or a ruddy complexion, from Slavic rudy ‘red’. AB

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

Similar surnames: Rudi, Rudo, Ruedy, Rudd, Brody, Rud, Rody, Rady, Ruddy, Hudy

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Rudy Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Rudy name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Rudy. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • European Jewish


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Rudy Family Origin

Where is the Rudy family from?

Rudy Family Occupations

What did your Rudy ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rudy. The most common Rudy occupation in the USA was Farmer. 37% of Rudy's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Rudy family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Rudy ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Rudy Historical Records

What Rudy family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 44,000 census records available for the last name Rudy. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rudy 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Rudy. 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 10,000 military records available for the last name Rudy. For the veterans among your Rudy ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rudy Life Expectancy

What is the average Rudy lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Rudy life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Rudy in 1948 was 50, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rudy

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rudy 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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