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

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  • Farmer

    62%
  • Farming

    10%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Engineer On R. R.

    4%

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

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Ridenhour Historical Records

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Ridenhour Life Expectancy

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