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Ridinger Name Meaning

German:: habitational name for someone from any of several places in Bavaria named Riding or Rieding. Compare Riedinger . possibly an altered form of Reitinger a topographic name from dialect Reit(e) ‘clearing’ (Old High German riuti) which also gave rise to several placenames in Bavaria and Austria.

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


Similar surnames: Riedinger, Reidinger, Frisinger, Reisinger, Riedlinger, Redinger

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Where is the Ridinger family from?

You can see how Ridinger families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ridinger family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Ridinger families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 3 Ridinger families living in Ohio. This was about 38% of all the recorded Ridinger's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Ridinger families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ridinger surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ridinger ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Ridinger. 22% of Ridinger men worked as a Farmer and 18% of Ridinger women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ridinger were Proprietor and Farmer. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    22%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Proprietor
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    18%
  • Housework
    12%
  • Teacher
    9%
  • Farmer
    9%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Ridinger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ridinger census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 237 immigration records available for the last name Ridinger. 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 Cards

There are 793 military records available for the last name Ridinger. For the veterans among your Ridinger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ridinger lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Ridinger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Ridinger in 1949 was 48, and 73 in 2004.

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