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  • Research Information

    With all the excitement from the ‘Calling all Rudden’s’ Facebook page, I have been doing a little more digging into my own family tree and came across the following resources you may find interesting (if you are already aware of these apologies for duplicating the  information). 1901 & 1911 Irish Census The National Archives of […]

  • Posted by Bill Reilly

    Bill Reilly Greetings, I’m trying to find some Rudden relatives. My G-G- Grandfather was John Rudden born about 1851. He married a Susan Reilly from Drumcor, Redhills, Co. Cavan. John’s family may have come from Drumcor also. On his childrens baptismal certs a Peter Rudden and a Patt Rudden appear. These children were born […]

  • Posted by Anna Rudden

    Hi Bill I enjoyed reading about John Rudden the wanted man. It reminded me of another story I heard about another wanted Rudden. Going back about 10 years ago when I first started looking into the family history,I decided to look in the local Melbourne phone book to see if there were any Ruddens and […]

  • Postedby Ms Rudden

    oh my goodness- there is a place to find us Ruddens – hurrah. My Family of Ruddens are from glasgow,Scotland.(Some in CANADA) I hope that someone out there has more info as to where and when the Family Name Rudden originated from as I have read somewhere that the name Rudden had been ‘anglo-sised’ however […]

  • Posted by Maureen O’Rourke

    I too am glad to see this Rudden site up and running again, thank you.  My grandad was Robert Rudden born in Halifax, Yorkshire, England in 1890. His father was John Rudden born approx 1858, his mother was Mary Kelly born approx 1848 in Yorkshire as well, they were married in Newcastle upon Tyne in […]

  • Posted by Aaron Rudden

    Hi, this is most interesting a dedicated website eh?  my dad, John Rudden is from donegal, and siblings in Montrose-scotland, Malin Head, Muff, and now a couple of us in the caribbean. His dad, James, was from Caven, my aunt in Derry recently found some manifests detialing travels to the US in the early 1900’s […]

  • Posted by Anna Rudden

    Hi everyone It’s good to see a few more Ruddens are finding their way here. Aaron you never know somewhere along the line we might match up as we seem to have simular christian names running in the family.Would the name McMahon have any conections with your Ruddens? cheers Anna

  • Posted by Margaret Cairns

    Hi Aaron This is so strange.  You are never going to believe this but I am your cousin Margaret, your uncle Dennis’s oldest daughter.  Although we have never met I did know your dad and have previously met (albeit a long time ago) Kyle and your aunt Anna when they were staying with granny Susie […]

  • Posted by Gina

    Hi I am looking for a John and May Rudden who I used to know when we all lived in South Africa.  My late husband and I were very good friends of theirs but over the years I have lost contact.  I know they lived near Bradford and that John had a sister who ran […]

  • Posted by Anna Rudden

    Hi Kate How is your Father doing with the family history? There are plenty of Ruddens out there its just a bit hard linking them together.I have been trying for years and still can’t match up with any other Ruddens.You will probably find out that your Ruddens originally came from Ireland too then settled in […]

  • Posted by Turtle Bunbury

    Hi Seamus, I am working on a story about Baby Rudden who presently farms the land at Drumcor for a new book, ‘Vanishing Ireland 2’. Remind me in July 2009 and I will send you the copy. Best wishes, Turtle Bunbury

  • Posted by Brooks Smith

    My grandfather, Matthew Smith was from Cavan,  His mother was Rose Rudden and she married Bernard “Barney” Smith about 1840’s. Matt and his brother Peter setteled here in Massachusetts, while his sister Mary stayed in Cavan. I believe that they lived in Carrickmore, north of Ballyhaise. We are gong to Cavan this May 2009, if […]

  • Posted by Phillip Rudden

    Hi, well this is good, a Rudden site! On the origin of the name Rudden, I believe it is originally an old Anglo-Saxon name, and they had land and estates in Northumbria,England from about 400 AD. They later had lands also in Scotland. Apparently a lot emigrated to Ireland in 15,16,17th centuries, particularly the Donegal […]

  • Posted by Tim Rudden

    Hi Phil, With regards to your entry above, our particular ‘branch’ of the Rudden clan are based in the Skipton area.My father Brian and his 2 brothers Peter and Phillip (sadly passed away 2003), were the 3 sons of Edward and Mary. My grandfather Edward I believe came over to Skipton approx mid 1930s from […]

  • Posted by Marie Wheatley

    Hi Seamus, Great to see a website dedicated to us Rudden’s…  I have recently had my family tree done but I am now struggling to go beyond Catherine Rudden born around 1809.  A brief of what I know is below : Father – Reginald Rudden born 1941 g Father – Reginald Charles Rudden born 1914 […]

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