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Riddell Name Meaning

Scottish and northern English: from a Norman personal name, Ridel. Reaney explains this as a nickname from Old French ridel ‘small hill’ (a diminutive of ride ‘fold’, of Germanic origin), but a more probable source is a Germanic personal name derived from the element rid ‘ride’.

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


Similar surnames: Reddell, Liddell, Kidwell, Rundell, Briddell, Riedel, Riddel, Sidwell

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Riddell Family Origin

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Riddell Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    35%
  • School

    9%
  • Clerk

    4%
  • Merchant

    4%

In 1881, Farmer, School and Clerk were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Riddell. The most common Riddell occupation in Canada was Farmer. 35% of Riddell's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Riddell family was Merchant.

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