Rigdon Family History

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Rigdon Name Meaning

Apparently an altered spelling of English Rigden, which Reaney believes to be from Ricdun, a reduced form of the personal name Ricardun, a pet form of Richard. There is no evidence for it as a habitational name: in medieval documents it is never found with a preposition and no relevant place name has been identified.

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

Similar surnames: Higdon, Risdon, Pigeon, Rondon, Rindone, Rippon, Ritson, Rawdon

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Rigdon Family Origin

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Rigdon Family Occupations

What did your Rigdon ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Rigdon occupation in the UK was Farmar Of 54 Acers. 50% of Rigdon's were Farmar Of 54 Acerss. Farmar Of 54 Acers and Shipwright were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Rigdon.

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  • Farmar Of 54 Acers

  • Shipwright


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Rigdon Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Rigdon. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rigdon 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 578 immigration records available for the last name Rigdon. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Rigdon. For the veterans among your Rigdon ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rigdon Life Expectancy

What is the average Rigdon lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Rigdon life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Rigdon in 1948 was 46, and 75 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rigdon 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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