Rider Family History

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Rider Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a mounted warrior or messenger, late Old English ridere (from ridan ‘to ride’), a term quickly displaced after the Conquest by the new sense of Knight. English: topographic name for someone who lived in a clearing in woodland. Compare Read 2. Irish: part translation of Gaelic Ó Marcaigh ‘descendant of Marcach’, a byname meaning ‘horseman’. The Gaelic name is also Anglicized as Markey. Americanized form of German Reiter.

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

Similar surnames: Ridler, Roder, Lier, Riser, Rader, Ryder, Reder, Reider, Ruder, Rimer

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Rider Family Origin

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Rider Family Occupations

What did your Rider ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, French Polisher and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Rider. 7% of Rider men worked as a French Polisher and 72% of Rider women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rider were General Labourer and Incapacitated

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • French Polisher
  • Retired
  • Incapacitated
  • General Labourer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Private Means
  • Incapacitated

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Rider Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 160,000 census records available for the last name Rider. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rider 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Rider. 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 22,000 military records available for the last name Rider. For the veterans among your Rider ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rider Life Expectancy

What is the average Rider lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Rider life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Rider in 1944 was 28, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rider

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rider 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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