Ryden Family History

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Ryden Name Meaning

Swedish (Rydén): ornamental name composed of the place name element ryd ‘woodland clearing’ + the common surname suffix -én, from Latin -enius. OV, LP English: possibly a habitational name from a lost or unidentified place. UK 58, Lancs 15. cf. Riden. Not in RW

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

Similar surnames: Ruden, Roden, Rydeen, Dryden, Bryden, Loden, Boden, Breden, Hyden

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Ryden Family Origin

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Ryden Family Occupations

What did your Ryden ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Ryden occupation in the UK was Cotton Weaver. 13% of Ryden's were Cotton Weavers. A less common occupation for the Ryden family was Coach Builder. Cotton Weaver, Baker Employ 1 Man 1 Boy and Bobbin Turner & Farmer Of 1 1/2 Acres were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ryden.

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  • Cotton Weaver

  • Baker Employ 1 Man 1 Boy

  • Bobbin Turner & Farmer Of 1 1/2 Acres

  • Coach Builder


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Ryden ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Ryden Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Ryden. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ryden 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Ryden. 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 Ryden. For the veterans among your Ryden ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ryden Life Expectancy

What is the average Ryden lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Ryden life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Ryden in 1950 was 40, and 82 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ryden

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ryden 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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