Ridlen Family History

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Ridlen Name Meaning

Possibly from Swiss and South German Riedlin or Rüdlin(g), from pet forms of Rudolf.

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


Similar surnames: Ridley, Risler, Risen, Riedle, Ridler, Ridlon, Dillen, Roden, Rieken

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Ridlen Family Origin

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Ridlen Family Occupations

What did your Ridlen ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Ridlen family was Justice Of Peace. The most common Ridlen occupation in the USA was Farmer. 56% of Ridlen's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Farm Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ridlen.

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  • Farmer

    56%
  • Keeping House

    13%
  • Farm Labourer

    6%
  • Justice Of Peace

    6%

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Ridlen Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Ridlen Life Expectancy

What is the average Ridlen lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Ridlen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1968, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Ridlen in 1949 was 60, and 90 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ridlen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ridlen 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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