Risdon Family History

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Risdon Name Meaning

English (Devon): habitational name, primarily from Risdon in Devon; to a lesser extent possibly from Risden or Riseden, both in Kent.

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

Similar surnames: Rigdon, Risden, Roston, Rippon, Ruston, Lison, Rosson, Liston, Lindon

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Risdon Family Origin

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Risdon Family Occupations

What did your Risdon ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Farmer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Risdon. 4% of Risdon men worked as a Farmer and 39% of Risdon women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Risdon were Farmer Retired and Housekeeper

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Farmer
  • General Labourer
  • Draper
  • Farmer Retired

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Private Means
  • Charwoman
  • Housekeeper

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

Risdon Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Risdon. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Risdon 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 879 immigration records available for the last name Risdon. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Risdon. For the veterans among your Risdon ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Risdon Life Expectancy

What is the average Risdon lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Risdon life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Risdon in 1945 was 30, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Risdon

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Risdon 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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