Subject: Rude
Author: LMS   (Authenticated as LMS)
Date: November 22, 2006 at 5:59 PM

I have a friend who has almost all Norwegian ancestry. His last name is Rude but he told me that it is derived from a longer Norwegian name but was cut down by the first relatives that came to America in order to have a last name that was more easily pronounced by the Americans. Does anyone have an idea as to what longer names it could have possibly been derived from?

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  • Rude - LMS  Nov 22 2006, 5:59 PM