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Type Surname (from location)
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. RUD-yərd  [key]
Other Forms FormsRudgard, Rudyer, Ridyard

Meaning & History

From the location Rudyard (Staffs) which is recorded as Rudegeard in 100 The place-name probably derives from Old English rude "rue" and geard "enclosure yard".
Added 6/30/2023 by Paradiso36