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 1921, Farmer and Oprateur were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Rudge. 15% of Rudge men worked as a Farmer and 25% of Rudge women worked as an Oprateur. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rudge were Student and Nurse

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    15%
  • Carpenter
    8%
  • Machinist
    8%
  • Student
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Oprateur
    25%
  • Housekeeper
    13%
  • Housework
    13%
  • Nurse
    13%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Rudge Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 44,000 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 9,000 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 3,000 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

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