Ruda Family History

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Ruda Name Meaning

nickname for a man with red hair, from Polish rudy ‘red-haired’. habitational name from a place called Ruda, named with ruda ‘iron ore’. AC

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

Similar surnames: Rudi, Roda, Rudd, Rua, Rada, Ruta, Rust, Duda, Rud, Cuda

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Ruda Family Origin

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Ruda Family Occupations

What did your Ruda ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Ruda occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Ruda's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Ruda family was Tailor For Shop. Farmer, Coal Miner and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ruda.

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  • Farmer

  • Coal Miner

  • Laborer

  • Tailor For Shop


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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Ruda ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Ruda Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Ruda. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ruda 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 Ruda. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 787 military records available for the last name Ruda. For the veterans among your Ruda ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ruda Life Expectancy

What is the average Ruda lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Ruda life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Ruda in 1958 was 45, and 85 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ruda

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ruda 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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