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Rudd History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


Origins Available: English , Welsh


The Rudd surname is derived the Old English "rud," meaning "red," and is considered to have been a nickname surname for someone with red hair or a ruddy complexion.


Early Origins of the Rudd family


The surname Rudd was first found in Yorkshire, where the first on record were Gerard and William Rudde, listed in the Pipe Rolls of Yorkshire of 1189.

Early History of the Rudd family


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Another 45 words (3 lines of text) covering the years 1601, 1602, 1549, 1615, 1569, 1583, 1656, 1584, 1656, 1668, 1733, 1667, 1641 and 1719 are included under the topic Early Rudd History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Rudd Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Rudd, Rudde, Rud and others.

Early Notables of the Rudd family (pre 1700)


Distinguished members of the family include Reverend Eric Rudd, a claimant to the Scottish barony of Duffus. Anthony Rudd (c. 1549-1615), was an English divine, Bishop of St. David's, born in Yorkshire, was admitted socius minor at Trinity College, Cambridge, on 6 Sept. 1569. Thomas Rudd (c. 1583-1656), was an English military engineer and mathematician, served as Chief...
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Migration of the Rudd family to Ireland


Some of the Rudd family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 44 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Rudd family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Rudd Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Nathaniel Rudd, who landed in Maryland in 1661 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • John Rudd, who landed in Maryland in 1670 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Mary Rudd, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1682 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Elizabeth Rudd, who settled in Delaware in 1682
  • John and Abraham Rudd, who settled in Virginia in 1698

Rudd Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Rudd, who landed in Jamaica in 1706 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Thomas Rudd, who arrived in South Carolina in 1711-1712 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Rudd Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Charles Rudd, aged 27, who arrived in New York in 1812 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Grace Rudd, who arrived in New York, NY in 1816 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Amos, Isaac, Michael, Richard, Thomas, and William Rudd all, who arrived in Philadelphia between 1775 and 1850
  • Daniel Rudd, aged 30, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1864 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Rudd Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Rudd, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Almorah" on April 1817, settling in New South Wales, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Almorah voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1817 with 180 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/almorah/1817
  • James John Rudd, who arrived in Kangaroo Island aboard the ship "Buffalo" in 1836 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) HMS BUFFALO 1836. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1836Buffalo.htm
  • E. Rudd, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Navarino" in 1849 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) NAVARINO 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Navarino.htm
  • Henry Rudd, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Boyne" in 1850 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The barque BOYNE 1850, 521 tons. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850Boyne.htm

Rudd Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Mr. Harry Rudd, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Oriental" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 25th February 1856 [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  • J. Rudd, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Viscount Canning" in 1865
  • William Rudd, aged 32, a labourer, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Queen of Nations" in 1874
  • Fanny Rudd, aged 24, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Queen of Nations" in 1874
  • Lizzie Rudd, aged 3, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Queen of Nations" in 1874
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Rudd (post 1700)


  • Roswell Rudd (1935-2017), American Grammy Award-nominated jazz trombonist
  • Eldon Dean Rudd (1920-2002), American politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Arizona (1977-1987)
  • Stephen Andrew Rudd (1874-1936), American politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York (1931-1936)
  • Paul Rudd (b. 1969), American award wining film and stage actor, best known for his roles in Ant-Man (2015), Role Models (2008) and I Love You, Man (2009)
  • Dwayne Rudd (b. 1976), American NFL football linebacker who played from 1997 to 2003
  • Mark Rudd (b. 1947), American educator and anti-war activist
  • Ricky Rudd (b. 1956), American NASCAR driver
  • Sayer Rudd (d. 1757), English divine, assistant ‘when very young,’ to the baptist church at Glasshouse Street, London in 1716, member of Edward Wallen's church at Maze Pond, Southwark
  • Anthony Cyril "Tony" Rudd (1923-2003), English engineer involved in aero engine design and motor racing
  • William Thomas "Billy" Rudd (b. 1941), former English footballer from Manchester
  • ... (Another 8 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Rudd family



HMS Hood

  • Mr. Edwin A Rudd (b. 1917), English Ordnance Artificer 4th Class serving for the Royal Navy from Portsmouth, Hampshire, England, who sailed into battle and died in the sinking [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    H.M.S. Hood Association-Battle Cruiser Hood: Crew Information - H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour, Men Lost in the Sinking of H.M.S. Hood, 24th May 1941. (Retrieved 2016, July 15) . Retrieved from http://www.hmshood.com/crew/memorial/roh_24may41.htm

RMS Titanic

  • Mr. Henry Rudd (d. 1912), aged 23, English Fireman/Stoker from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking [8]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html

Suggested Readings for the name Rudd


  • The Landings Scatter by Helen Greenli Swenson.
  • Rudd-Pollard-Youngblood and Related Families by Margaret Rudd Youngblood.
  • Some Ancestors and Descendants of Joseph Rudd, Jr., 1740-1818, and his Wife, Sarah Story, 1744-1842, of Bennington, Vermont by Dorothy Rudd DuMond.

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Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Almorah voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1817 with 180 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/almorah/1817
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) HMS BUFFALO 1836. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1836Buffalo.htm
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) NAVARINO 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Navarino.htm
  5. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The barque BOYNE 1850, 521 tons. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850Boyne.htm
  6. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  7. ^ H.M.S. Hood Association-Battle Cruiser Hood: Crew Information - H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour, Men Lost in the Sinking of H.M.S. Hood, 24th May 1941. (Retrieved 2016, July 15) . Retrieved from http://www.hmshood.com/crew/memorial/roh_24may41.htm
  8. ^ Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html


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