Ridge Family History

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Ridge Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived on or by a ridge, Middle English rigge, or a habitational name from any of the places named with this word, as for example Ridge in Hertfordshire. The surname is also fairly common in Ireland, in County Galway, having been taken to Connacht in the early 17th century. The name is sometimes Gaelicized as Mac Iomaire; iomaire is modern Irish for ‘ridge’.

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


Similar surnames: Bridge, Rudge, Riege, Lodge, Akridge, Rinne, Rise, Edge, Ide, Idle

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Ridge Family Origin

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Ridge Family Occupations

What did your Ridge ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Ridge. 20% of Ridge men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Ridge women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ridge were Painter and Finisher

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    20%
  • Labourer
    10%
  • Laborer
    7%
  • Painter
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Bookkeeper
    20%
  • Operator
    20%
  • Assembler
    10%
  • Finisher
    10%

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

Ridge Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 76,000 census records available for the last name Ridge. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ridge 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 Ridge. 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 14,000 military records available for the last name Ridge. For the veterans among your Ridge ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ridge Life Expectancy

What is the average Ridge lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Ridge life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Ridge in 1945 was 40, and 74 in 2004.

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