Ridgell Family History

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Ridgell Name Meaning

English (Yorkshire): unexplained.

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

Similar surnames: Kidwell, Ridgely, Ruddell, Riddell, Gingell, Birdwell, Rodwell

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Ridgell Family Origin

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Ridgell Family Occupations

What did your Ridgell ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ridgell. The most common Ridgell occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Ridgell's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Ridgell family was Farming.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter

  • Farming


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

Ridgell Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Ridgell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ridgell 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 147 immigration records available for the last name Ridgell. 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 862 military records available for the last name Ridgell. For the veterans among your Ridgell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ridgell Life Expectancy

What is the average Ridgell lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Ridgell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Ridgell in 1950 was 42, and 66 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ridgell

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ridgell 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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