Ruud Family History

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Ruud Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from any of numerous farmsteads, in eastern Norway particularly, named Rud, from Old Norse ruð ‘clearing’. OV2

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


Similar surnames: Rod, Rudi, Rud, Runde, Rubi, Read, Rux, Fuld, Mudd, Raum

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Ruud Family Origin

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Ruud Family Occupations

What did your Ruud ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Ruud occupation in the USA was Farmer. 76% of Ruud's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Ruud family was Stonemason. Farmer, Goldsmictt and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ruud.

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  • Farmer

    76%
  • Goldsmictt

    6%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Stonemason

    6%

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

Ruud Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Ruud Life Expectancy

What is the average Ruud lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Ruud life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Ruud in 1945 was 43, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ruud

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ruud 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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