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Rudi Family History

Rudi Surname Meaning

Swiss German and South German: from a short form Ruodo of an ancient Germanic personal name formed with hrōd ‘fame renown’ (see Rudolf ). East German (of Slavic origin): nickname from Polish or Upper Sorbian rudy ‘red reddish-brown’. Norwegian: habitational name from any of over fifteen farmsteads so named especially in Gudbrandsdal from Old Norse ruth ‘clearing’.

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

Similar surnames: Rudin, Radi, Russ, Rude, Ruda, Rudy, Rubi, Rada, Rudd, Ruth

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Where is the Rudi family from?

You can see how Rudi families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rudi family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Rudi families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 17 Rudi families living in Wisconsin. This was about 47% of all the recorded Rudi's in USA. Wisconsin had the highest population of Rudi families in 1880.
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What did your Rudi ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Rudi. 37% of Rudi men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Rudi women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rudi were Salesman and Operator. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farm Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
  • Bench Worker
  • Secretary
  • Operator
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Rudi. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rudi 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Rudi. 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 Cards

There are 854 military records available for the last name Rudi. For the veterans among your Rudi ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rudi lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Rudi life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2002, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Rudi in 1963 was 83, and 74 in 2004.

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