Ridgeway Family History

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Ridgeway Name Meaning

English: from Middle English riggewey, hence a topographic name for someone who lived by such a route or a habitational name from any of various places so named, for example in Cheshire, Derbyshire, Dorset, and Staffordshire.

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


Similar surnames: Ridge, Ridley, Radway, Ridgley, Dillehay, Sidney, Bradway, Riera

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Ridgeway Family Origin

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Ridgeway Family Occupations

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  • Coal Miner

    7%
  • Labourer

    4%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    3%
  • Annuitant

    2%

In 1881, the most common Ridgeway occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 7% of Ridgeway's were Coal Miners. Coal Miner, Labourer and Agricultural Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ridgeway. A less common occupation for the Ridgeway family was Annuitant.

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Ridgeway Historical Records

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Ridgeway Life Expectancy

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