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Rigdon Family History

Rigdon Surname Meaning

English: from the Middle English personal name Rikedun a diminutive of Rikke short for Rikard (see Rickard ) + the Old French hypocoristic suffix -dun. Compare Higdon .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Higdon, Risdon, Pigeon, Rondon, Rindone, Rippon, Ritson, Rawdon

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Where is the Rigdon family from?

You can see how Rigdon families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rigdon family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Rigdon families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there was 1 Rigdon family living in Manitoba. This was about 50% of all the recorded Rigdon's in Canada. Manitoba and 1 other province had the highest population of Rigdon families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Rigdon surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Rigdon ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Rigdon. 24% of Rigdon men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Rigdon women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rigdon were Carpenter and Clerk. .

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

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    24%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Carpenter
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    14%
  • Teacher
    10%
  • Housekeeper
    10%
  • Clerk
    8%
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Census Records

There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Rigdon. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rigdon census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 578 immigration records available for the last name Rigdon. 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 Cards

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Rigdon. For the veterans among your Rigdon ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rigdon lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Rigdon life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Rigdon in 1948 was 46, and 75 in 2004.

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