Rude Name Meaning

from a pet form of a personal name formed with Old High German hrod ‘fame’, for example Rudolf or Rüdiger (see Rudiger). from Middle High German rude, rü(e)de ‘hound’, probably applied as a nickname or as a metonymic occupational name for a keeper of hunting dogs. EG

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


Similar surnames: Rube, Ruder, Rode, Rudi, Rudge, Jude, Ruge, Aude, Duke, Rule

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Rude Family Origin

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Rude Family Occupations

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  • Curate

    33%
  • Farmers Widow

    33%
  • Tanner And Furrier Master Employing 8 Men And 1 Boy

    33%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Rude family was Tanner And Furrier Master Employing 8 Men And 1 Boy. The most common Rude occupation in the UK was Curate. 33% of Rude's were Curates. Curate and Farmers Widow were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Rude.

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United States

Between 1944 and 2004, Rude life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Rude in 1944 was 35, and 72 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rude

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