Rudge Family History

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Rudge Name Meaning

topographic name from West Midland Middle English rugge, a variant of rigge ‘ridge’, or a habitational name from the village of Rudge in Shropshire, which is named with this word. from a medieval personal name, a pet form of Roger. nickname for a person with red hair or a ruddy complexion, from Old French r(o)uge ‘red’ (Latin rubeus). adm

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


Similar surnames: Ridge, Budge, Judge, Rude, Rudi, Aude, Rudd, Mudge, Ruge, Hodge

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Rudge Family Origin

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Rudge Family Occupations

What did your Rudge ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Rudge occupation in Canada was Cultivateur. 38% of Rudge's were Cultivateurs. A less common occupation for the Rudge family was Servant. Cultivateur, Dressmaker and Marble Cutter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rudge.

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  • Cultivateur

    38%
  • Dressmaker

    13%
  • Marble Cutter

    13%
  • Servant

    13%

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

Rudge Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Rudge. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rudge 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Rudge. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Rudge. For the veterans among your Rudge ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rudge Life Expectancy

What is the average Rudge lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Rudge life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Rudge in 1960 was 48, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rudge

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rudge 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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