Ridley Family History

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Ridley Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places in England so named, especially the one in Northumberland, which, like that in Cheshire, is derived from Old English geryd ‘channel’ + leah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’. Those in Essex and Kent appear in Domesday Book as Retleia and Redlege respectively, and get their names from Old English hreod ‘reed’ + leah. Possibly also an altered spelling of German Riedel or Riedler (see Ridler).

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


Similar surnames: Riley, Ripley, Radley, Ridler, Gidley, Risley, Willey, Grindley, Iley

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Ridley Family Origin

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Ridley Family Occupations

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  • Coal Miner

    7%
  • Farmer

    5%
  • Labourer

    3%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    3%

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

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Ridley Historical Records

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