Redding Family History

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Redding Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Reading. German and Dutch: patronymic from any of the Germanic personal names with the first element rad ‘counsel’, ‘advice’.

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


Similar surnames: Redling, Reding, Reddin, Hedding, Reddix, Reddig, Berding, Leiding

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Redding Family Origin

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Redding Family Occupations

What did your Redding ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Cleaner were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Redding. 19% of Redding men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Redding women worked as a Cleaner. Some less common occupations for Americans named Redding were Comptable and Farmer

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    19%
  • Labourer
    7%
  • Carpenter
    4%
  • Comptable
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Cleaner
    9%
  • Clerk
    9%
  • Dressmaker
    9%
  • Farmer
    9%

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

Redding Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 90,000 census records available for the last name Redding. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Redding 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Redding. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 15,000 military records available for the last name Redding. For the veterans among your Redding ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Redding Life Expectancy

What is the average Redding lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Redding life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Redding in 1942 was 37, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Redding

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Redding 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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