Ridgely Family History

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Ridgely Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Ridgley.

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

Similar surnames: Ridgway, Riddel, Ridgell, Riley, Ridley, Rickey, Ringle, Gingell

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Ridgely Family Origin

Where is the Ridgely family from?

Ridgely Family Occupations

What did your Ridgely ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ridgely. A less common occupation for the Ridgely family was Farming. The most common Ridgely occupation in the USA was Farmer. 26% of Ridgely's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Farming


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

Ridgely Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Ridgely. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ridgely 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 854 immigration records available for the last name Ridgely. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Ridgely. For the veterans among your Ridgely ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ridgely Life Expectancy

What is the average Ridgely lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Ridgely life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Ridgely in 1945 was 31, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ridgely

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ridgely 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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