Rigdon Family History

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Rigdon Name Meaning

Apparently an altered spelling of English Rigden, which Reaney believes to be from Ricdun, a reduced form of the personal name Ricardun, a pet form of Richard. There is no evidence for it as a habitational name: in medieval documents it is never found with a preposition and no relevant place name has been identified.

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


Similar surnames: Higdon, Risdon, Pigeon, Rondon, Rindone, Rippon, Ritson, Rawdon

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Rigdon Family Origin

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Rigdon Family Occupations

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In 1880, the most common Rigdon occupation in the USA was Farmer. 45% of Rigdon's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Rigdon family was Laborer. Farmer, Keeping House and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rigdon.

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  • Farmer

    45%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Farm Laborer

    4%
  • Laborer

    4%

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Rigdon Historical Records

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Rigdon Life Expectancy

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Between 1948 and 2004, Rigdon life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Rigdon in 1948 was 46, and 75 in 2004.

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