Rudd Family History

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Rudd Name Meaning

English: nickname for a person with red hair or a ruddy complexion, from Middle English rudde, Old English rud ‘red’, ‘ruddy’. adm Americanized shortened form of any of various Jewish surnames beginning with Rud-.

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

Similar surnames: Ruddy, Budd, Rudi, Ruth, Mudd, Rudy, Reid, Kidd, Rude, Ruda

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Rudd Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Rudd name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Rudd. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Rudd Family Origin

Where is the Rudd family from?

Rudd Family Occupations

What did your Rudd ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Rudd occupation in Canada was Farmer. 41% of Rudd's were Farmers. Farmer, Gardener and Tanner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rudd. A less common occupation for the Rudd family was Servant.

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  • Farmer

  • Gardener

  • Tanner

  • Servant


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

Rudd Historical Records

What Rudd family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 150,000 census records available for the last name Rudd. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rudd 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 12,000 immigration records available for the last name Rudd. 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 17,000 military records available for the last name Rudd. For the veterans among your Rudd ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rudd Life Expectancy

What is the average Rudd lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Rudd life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Rudd in 1945 was 42, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rudd

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rudd 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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