Ruddy Family History

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Ruddy Name Meaning

English: nickname for a person with red hair or a ruddy complexion, from Middle English rudde, Old English rudig ‘red’, ‘ruddy’ (see Rudd 1).

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


Similar surnames: Rudd, Rudge, Rudy, Duddy, Budd, Ruddle, Rudi, Grundy, Mudd, Oddy

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Ruddy Family Origin

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Ruddy Family Occupations

What did your Ruddy ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Ruddy. 4% of Ruddy men worked as a General Labourer and 50% of Ruddy women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ruddy were Bricklayer and Domestic Duties Unpaid

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
    4%
  • Builders Labourer
    4%
  • General Labourer Heavy
    2%
  • Bricklayer
    2%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    50%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%
  • Cotton Weaver
    3%
  • Domestic Duties Unpaid
    2%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Ruddy Historical Records

What Ruddy family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 28,000 census records available for the last name Ruddy. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ruddy 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Ruddy. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Ruddy. For the veterans among your Ruddy ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ruddy Life Expectancy

What is the average Ruddy lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Ruddy life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Ruddy in 1945 was 36, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ruddy

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ruddy 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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