Re: Origins of the name RUDERMAN #general

Robert Israel <israel@...>

lizdmiller@... (Liz Miller) writes:
My maiden surname is RUDERMAN. I do know that the name comes >from Ruder(Rudder)
to row as in with an oar. What I am interested in is the origin of the name.
I would guess that your ancestor who first took this surname made his living by
rowing, probably ferrying passengers across a river in a small rowboat.

Robert Israel israel@...
University of British Columbia Vancouver, BC, Canada

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