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Ridenhour Name Meaning

Americanized form of Rittenhauer, an occupational name for a woodman living and working in a swampy area, from Ritten ‘swamp’ + Hauer ‘woodcutter’ (see Hauer).

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


Similar surnames: Ridenour, Spainhour, Rider, Eisenhauer, Rideout, Icenhour, Kienholz

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Ridenhour Family Origin

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Ridenhour Family Occupations

What did your Ridenhour ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Ridenhour family was Engineer On R. R.. The most common Ridenhour occupation in the USA was Farmer. 62% of Ridenhour's were Farmers. Farmer, Farming and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ridenhour.

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  • Farmer

    62%
  • Farming

    10%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Engineer On R. R.

    4%

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Ridenhour Historical Records

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Ridenhour Life Expectancy

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Between 1952 and 2004, Ridenhour life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Ridenhour in 1952 was 42, and 68 in 2004.

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