Ridlon Family History

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Ridlon Name Meaning

Probably an altered spelling of German Ridlen.

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


Similar surnames: Ridler, Ridling, Ridley, Rulon, Ridlen, Ridl, Rigdon, Dillon, Brislin

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Ridlon Family Origin

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Ridlon Family Occupations

What did your Ridlon ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Blacksmith and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ridlon. A less common occupation for the Ridlon family was Laborer. The most common Ridlon occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Ridlon's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    38%
  • Blacksmith

    5%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Laborer

    5%

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

Ridlon Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Ridlon Life Expectancy

What is the average Ridlon lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Ridlon life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Ridlon in 1960 was 52, and 64 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ridlon

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ridlon 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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