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Rud Family History

Rud Surname Meaning

Norwegian: variant of Ruud . Hungarian (Rúd): from rúd ‘stick’ hence a metonymic occupational name for a soldier or a nickname for a fighter. English: variant of Rudd . This surname is now rare in Britain.

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

Similar surnames: Jud, Rudi, Rue, Rudy, Ruud, Rad, Rod, Ree, Red, Rudd

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Where is the Rud family from?

You can see how Rud families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rud family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Rud families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 67 Rud families living in London. This was about 21% of all the recorded Rud's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Rud families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Rud surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Rud ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Rud. 76% of Rud women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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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 Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Domestic Duties
  • Housewife
  • Factory Worker
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Census Records

There are 34,000 census records available for the last name Rud. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rud 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Rud. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 6,000 military records available for the last name Rud. For the veterans among your Rud ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rud lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Rud life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Rud in 1951 was 58, and 78 in 2004.

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