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

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  • Farmer

    42%
  • Labourer

    17%
  • Farm Labourer

    8%
  • Laborer

    8%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Ridge family was Laborer. The most common Ridge occupation in Canada was Farmer. 42% of Ridge's were Farmers. Farmer, Labourer and Farm Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ridge.

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Ridge Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1945 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ridge

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