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Wride Name Meaning

Americanized form of North German Wriedt . English: perhaps a nickname for someone with a twisted body from having a crooked neck back or legs from Middle English wrid(e) wrede. This term is recorded only in names and seems to imply an Old English noun wride ‘twist bend’ derived from Old English wrīthan ‘to twist to writhe’. Its sense development to ‘the twisted (one)’ and may have been influenced by Middle English wried ‘crooked bent twisted’ past participle of wrien ‘to writhe be crooked (etc.)’. Alternatively a post-medieval variant of Read .

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

Similar surnames: Wrede, Prime, Weide, Grice, Cripe, Wise, Wire, Ide, Pride, Brine

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You can see how Wride families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wride family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Wride families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 21 Wride families living in Ontario. This was about 78% of all the recorded Wride's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Wride families in 1911.
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What did your Wride ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and At Home were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Wride. 55% of Wride men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Wride women worked as an At Home. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Labourer

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • At Home
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Passenger Lists

There are 824 immigration records available for the last name Wride. 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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There are 592 military records available for the last name Wride. For the veterans among your Wride ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Wride lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Wride life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1994, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Wride in 1958 was 35, and 69 in 2004.

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