Riddel Family History

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Riddel Name Meaning

Scottish and northern English: variant spelling of Riddell.

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

Similar surnames: Riddell, Readel, Ridgely, Liddell, Waddel, Risden, Briddell, Gidden

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Riddel Family Origin

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Riddel Family Occupations

What did your Riddel ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Riddel family was Brass Finisher. The most common Riddel occupation in Canada was Farmer. 31% of Riddel's were Farmers. Farmer, Servant and Bookeeper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Riddel.

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  • Farmer

  • Servant

  • Bookeeper

  • Brass Finisher


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

Riddel Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Riddel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Riddel 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 968 immigration records available for the last name Riddel. 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 964 military records available for the last name Riddel. For the veterans among your Riddel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Riddel Life Expectancy

What is the average Riddel lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Riddel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1976, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Riddel in 1962 was 74, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Riddel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Riddel 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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