Redding Family History

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Redding Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Reading. German and Dutch: patronymic from any of the Germanic personal names with the first element rad ‘counsel’, ‘advice’.

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

Similar surnames: Redling, Reding, Reddin, Hedding, Reddix, Reddig, Berding, Leiding

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Redding Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Redding name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Redding. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Norway


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Redding Family Origin

Where is the Redding family from?

Redding Family Occupations

What did your Redding ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Redding occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Redding's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Redding family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Redding.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Laborer


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

Redding Historical Records

What Redding family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 90,000 census records available for the last name Redding. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Redding 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Redding. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 15,000 military records available for the last name Redding. For the veterans among your Redding ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Redding Life Expectancy

What is the average Redding lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Redding life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Redding in 1942 was 37, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Redding

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Redding 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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