Rudnick History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Rudnick family

The surname Rudnick 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 Rudnick family

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Rudnick 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 Rudnick family (pre 1700)

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United States Rudnick migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Rudnick Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Charles Rudnick, aged 24, arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Mauretania" from Southampton, England [1]
  • Louis Rudnick, aged 27, arrived in New York City, New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Royal George" from Southampton, England [2]
  • Walter Rudnick, aged 24, arrived in New York, N.Y. in 1920 aboard the ship "Mercury" from Danzig, Poland [3]
  • Benjamin Rudnick, aged 26, arrived in New York, N.Y. in 1920 aboard the ship "Calamares" from Havana,Santiago,Kingston,Cristobal,PortL [4]

Contemporary Notables of the name Rudnick (post 1700) +

  • Irene Krugman Rudnick (1929-2019), American politician, Member of the South Carolina House of Representatives (1972-1976)
  • Steve Rudnick, American writer, producer and author, best known for his work on The Santa Clause 2, Space Jam (1996) and The Santa Clause (1994)
  • Joel Rudnick (b. 1936), American painter and sculptor from Brooklyn, New York
  • Paul M. Rudnick (b. 1957), American Hugo Award nominated playwright, screenwriter and novelist
  • Josef Rudnick (1917-2009), German businessman and politician
  • Erich Rudnick (1916-1988), East Prussian Oberleutnant in the Wehrmacht during World War II, recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross


  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J679-W6V : 6 December 2014), Charles Rudnick, 07 Apr 1919; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Mauretania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J647-3ZK : 6 December 2014), Louis Rudnick, 01 Oct 1919; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York City, New York, New York, ship name Royal George, 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:J6F3-F48 : 6 December 2014), Walter Rudnick, 28 Jun 1920; citing departure port Danzig, arrival port New York, N.Y., ship name Mercury, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6FP-D53 : 6 December 2014), Benjamin Rudnick, 26 Jan 1920; citing departure port Havana,Santiago,Kingston,Cristobal,PortL, arrival port New York, N.Y., ship name Calamares, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).


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