Rud Name Meaning

Norwegian: variant of Ruud. OV Hungarian (Rúd): from rúd ‘stick’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a soldier or a nickname for a fighter. BG Variant spelling of English Rudd. UK 3

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

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

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Rud Family Origin

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Rud Family Occupations

What did your Rud ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Bricklayer Journeyman, Carpenter and Decorator were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rud. A less common occupation for the Rud family was Driller (Iron Ship Yd). The most common Rud occupation in the UK was Bricklayer Journeyman. 10% of Rud's were Bricklayer Journeymans.

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  • Bricklayer Journeyman

  • Carpenter

  • Decorator

  • Driller (Iron Ship Yd)


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Rud Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Rud. 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 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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Rud Life Expectancy

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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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