Riding Family History

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Riding Name Meaning

English: variant of Reading 2.

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

Similar surnames: Reding, Ridings, Ryding, Redin, Redding, Goding, Rawding, Rising

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Riding Family Origin

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Riding Family Occupations

What did your Riding ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Riding family was Works In Cotton Mill. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Riding. The most common Riding occupation in the USA was Farmer. 29% of Riding's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter

  • Works In Cotton Mill


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

Riding Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 28,000 census records available for the last name Riding. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Riding 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Riding. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Riding. For the veterans among your Riding ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Riding Life Expectancy

What is the average Riding lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Riding life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Riding in 1949 was 26, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Riding

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Riding 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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