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Rudy Name Meaning

South German: variant of Rudi . Ukrainian Rusyn Polish and Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic); Rusyn (from Slovakia) Slovak and Czech (also Rudý): nickname for someone with red hair or a ruddy complexion from Ukrainian and Polish rudy Slovak and Czech rudý ‘red reddish-brown’.

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

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

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Where is the Rudy family from?

You can see how Rudy families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rudy family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Rudy families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 63 Rudy families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 53% of all the recorded Rudy's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Rudy families in 1840.
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What did your Rudy ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Rudy. 18% of Rudy men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Rudy women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rudy were Salesman 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

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Truck Driver
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
  • Clerk
  • Stenographer
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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