Ridder Family History

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Ridder Name Meaning

North German and Dutch form of Ritter.

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


Similar surnames: Rider, Fedder, Reider, Rieger, Rudder, Radde, Redder, Ridler, Ridner

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Ridder Family Origin

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Ridder Family Occupations

What did your Ridder ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer and Carpenter were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Ridder. The most common Ridder occupation in Canada was Farmer. 80% of Ridder's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    80%
  • Carpenter

    20%

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

Ridder Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Ridder. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ridder 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Ridder. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Ridder. For the veterans among your Ridder ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ridder Life Expectancy

What is the average Ridder lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Ridder life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Ridder in 1941 was 40, and 85 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ridder

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ridder 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.

Famous Ridder Family

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Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
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