Ruden History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Ruden family

The surname Ruden was first found in Prussia, where the name emerged in medieval times as one of the notable families of the region. From the 13th century the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation.

Early History of the Ruden family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ruden research. Another 109 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1500, 1580, and 1600 are included under the topic Early Ruden History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ruden Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Rudenick, Rudnicki, Rudkowski, Rudnia, Rudnyanszky, Rudowkski, Rudzicki, Rudziewicki, Rutkowski and many more.

Early Notables of the Ruden family (pre 1700)

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United States Ruden migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Ruden Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Jacques Ruden, aged 30, who landed in New York in 1802 [1]
  • Pierre Ruden, aged 26, who arrived in New York, New York in 1892 aboard the ship "La Touraine" from Le Havre, France [2]
Ruden Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • William A. Ruden, aged 24, who arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Allianca" from Cristobal, C. Z. [3]

Air New Zealand Flight 901
  • Mr. Karl Ruden (1900-1979), New Zealander passenger, from Mission Bay, Auckland, New Zealand aboard the Air New Zealand Flight 901 for an Antarctic sightseeing flight when it flew into Mount Erebus; he died in the crash [4]


  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. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6P2-FJD : 6 December 2014), Pierre Ruden, 26 Mar 1892; citing departure port Le Havre, arrival port New York, New York, ship name La Touraine, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6Q4-P3X : 6 December 2014), Wm A. Ruden, 03 Jan 1919; citing departure port Cristobal, C. Z., arrival port New York, ship name Allianca, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ Mount Erebus, Memorial, Roll of Remembrance (Retrieved 2018, February 21st). Retrieved from http://www.erebus.co.nz/memorialandawards/rollofremembrance.aspx


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