Jude Family History

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Jude Name Meaning

English, French, and German: from the vernacular form of the Hebrew personal name Yehuda ‘Judah’ (of unknown meaning). In the Bible, this is the name of Jacob’s eldest son. It was not a popular name among Christians in medieval Europe, because of the associations it had with Judas Iscariot, the disciple who betrayed Christ for thirty pieces of silver. Among Jews, however, the Hebrew name and its reflexes in various Jewish languages (such as Yiddish Yude) have been popular for generations, and have given rise to many Jewish surnames. French: name for a Jew, Old French jude (Latin Iudaeus, Greek Ioudaios, from Hebrew Yehudi ‘member of the tribe of Judah’). English: from a pet form of Jordan.

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

Similar surnames: Aude, Duke, June, Judge, Rude, Mudd, Jury, Jud, Judd, Ude

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Jude Family Origin

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Jude Family Occupations

What did your Jude ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Coal Miner and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Jude. A less common occupation for the Jude family was Shoemaker. The most common Jude occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 8% of Jude's were Agricultural Labourers.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Coal Miner

  • Labourer

  • Shoemaker


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Jude Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Jude. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Jude 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Jude. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, 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 Jude. For the veterans among your Jude ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Jude Life Expectancy

What is the average Jude lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Jude life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2001, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Jude in 1962 was 59, and 69 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Jude 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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