Ridgeway Family History

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Ridgeway Name Meaning

English: from Middle English riggewey, hence a topographic name for someone who lived by such a route or a habitational name from any of various places so named, for example in Cheshire, Derbyshire, Dorset, and Staffordshire.

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


Similar surnames: Ridge, Ridley, Radway, Ridgley, Dillehay, Sidney, Bradway, Riera

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Ridgeway Family Origin

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Ridgeway Family Occupations

What did your Ridgeway ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Ridgeway occupation in the USA was Farmer. 44% of Ridgeway's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ridgeway. A less common occupation for the Ridgeway family was Farming.

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  • Farmer

    44%
  • Laborer

    5%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Farming

    4%

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

Ridgeway Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Ridgeway Life Expectancy

What is the average Ridgeway lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Ridgeway life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Ridgeway in 1946 was 43, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ridgeway

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ridgeway 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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