Rideau Family History

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Rideau Name Meaning

French (Normandy): topographic name for someone who lived on ridged terrain, from an agent derivative of Old French rider ‘to fold’.

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


Similar surnames: Brideau, Reneau, Rider, Rimer, Riser, Rondeau, Pineau, Mineau

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Rideau Family Origin

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Rideau Family Occupations

What did your Rideau ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Rideau family was Laborer. The most common Rideau occupation in the USA was Keeping House. 40% of Rideau's were Keeping Houses. Keeping House, Farm Laborer and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rideau.

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  • Keeping House

    40%
  • Farm Laborer

    20%
  • Farmer

    20%
  • Laborer

    20%

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

Rideau Historical Records

What Rideau family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Rideau. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rideau 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 Rideau. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Rideau. For the veterans among your Rideau ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rideau Life Expectancy

What is the average Rideau lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Rideau life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1976. The average life expectancy for Rideau in 1962 was 36, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rideau

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rideau 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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