Ridenhour Family History

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Ridenhour Name Meaning

Americanized form of Rittenhauer, an occupational name for a woodman living and working in a swampy area, from Ritten ‘swamp’ + Hauer ‘woodcutter’ (see Hauer).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Ridenour, Spainhour, Rider, Eisenhauer, Rideout, Icenhour, Kienholz

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Ridenhour Family Origin

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Ridenhour Family Occupations

What did your Ridenhour ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Ridenhour occupation in the USA was Farmer. 62% of Ridenhour's were Farmers. Farmer, Farming and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ridenhour. A less common occupation for the Ridenhour family was Engineer On R. R..

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  • Farmer

    62%
  • Farming

    10%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Engineer On R. R.

    4%

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Ridenhour Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Ridenhour. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ridenhour census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Ridenhour. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Ridenhour. For the veterans among your Ridenhour ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ridenhour Life Expectancy

What is the average Ridenhour lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Ridenhour life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Ridenhour in 1952 was 42, and 68 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ridenhour

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ridenhour ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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