Re: Any Rudkins? anywhere
I was just browsing the web, and noticed your request.
My ancestor, Patrick Rudkins, came to Canada from Ireland around 1860. He was Roman Catholic.
Any Rudkins you find in Canada are his ancestors and are my brothers and sisters.
Concerning the rest of North America only, there are many unrelated (as far as I know) Rudkins in the southwest United States.
From my limited knowledge, the name is about 500 years old, and the "s" was probably not consistently used.