Ridgley Family History

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Ridgley Name Meaning

English: probably a habitational name, perhaps from Rugeley, a habitational name from a place so named in Staffordshire.

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


Similar surnames: Ridley, Midgley, Richley, Gidley, Radley, Tingley, Risley, Ridge

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Ridgley Family Origin

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Ridgley Family Occupations

What did your Ridgley ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Ridgley occupation in the USA was Farmer. 35% of Ridgley's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ridgley. A less common occupation for the Ridgley family was Farm Laborer.

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  • Farmer

    35%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Farming

    4%
  • Farm Laborer

    3%

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

Ridgley Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Ridgley Life Expectancy

What is the average Ridgley lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Ridgley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Ridgley in 1952 was 67, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ridgley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ridgley 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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