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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • German : habitational name from any of several places named Ruda, Rudau, Rude, Ruden or Rüde.
  • German (Rüden) : patronymic from the personal name Rüde (see Rude 1).
  • Swedish (Rudén) : ornamental name composed of the place name element rud- ‘woodland clearing’ + the common surname suffix -én, a derivative of Latin -enius.

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