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Rudman Name Meaning

Americanized form of South German and Swiss German Rudmann: from the ancient Germanic personal name Hrodman Ruodman (see Rodeman ). English: variant of Rodman . Slovenian and Croatian: probably a nickname derived from rud ‘red reddish’ or alternatively from rud ‘curly’ (standard Slovenian rod) + -man ‘man’ a suffix of German origin. Alternatively from the ancient Germanic personal name Hrodman Ruodman (see Rodeman and 1 above). Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): metronymic from the Yiddish female personal name Rude (variant of Rode used in Poland and Ukraine; see Rodman ) + Yiddish man ‘man’ in the sense ‘husband’.

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

Similar surnames: Rutman, Radman, Budman, Sudman, Gutman, Redman, Kurman, Furman

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Where is the Rudman family from?

You can see how Rudman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rudman family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Rudman families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 23 Rudman families living in Ontario. This was about 77% of all the recorded Rudman's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Rudman families in 1911.
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What did your Rudman ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Labourer and Dressmaker were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Rudman. 43% of Rudman men worked as a Labourer and 100% of Rudman women worked as a Dressmaker. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Labourer
  • Farmer
  • Agent

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Dressmaker
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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Rudman. 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 Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Rudman. For the veterans among your Rudman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rudman lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Rudman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Rudman in 1952 was 45, and 78 in 2004.

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