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Ridenour Family History

Ridenour Name Meaning
Americanized spelling of German Rittenauer or Rettenauer, a topographic name for someone living by a swampy water meadow (from Retten ‘swamp’ + Au ‘water meadow’ + -er suffix denoting an inhabitant), or a habitational name from a place named with these elements.Americanized spelling of South German Rütt(e)nauer, perhaps a topographic name from Middle High German riute ‘clearing’ + ouwe ‘wet field’, ‘water meadow’.variant of Ridenhour.

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

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40,025 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
7,688 Military Records
709 Immigration Records
26,182 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Ridenour Families

  • Number of Ridenour families
     112 - 221
     38 - 111
     1 - 37
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
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    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
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    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Ridenour Family Origin

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Ridenour Immigration Information

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Ridenour Family Occupations

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