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Stride Name Meaning

English: nickname for someone with long legs or a purposeful gait from Middle English strid(e) ‘stride long pace’. The name may also be habitational from one or more places called with Middle English strid(e) ‘stride’ or its Old English ancestor perhaps denoting a location where a stream or other feature could be crossed in one stride; The Strid in Bolton Abbey (Yorkshire) is apparently so named.

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

Similar surnames: Stripe, Wride, Strike, Strider, Strode, Trede, Striker, Stroede

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Where is the Stride family from?

You can see how Stride families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Stride family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Stride families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there was 1 Stride family living in Maryland. This was about 25% of all the recorded Stride's in USA. Maryland and 3 other states had the highest population of Stride families in 1840.
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What did your Stride ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Stride. 63% of Stride men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Stride women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Stride were Painter and Assorter. .

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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

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Miner
  • Painter

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Housewife
  • New Worker
  • Assorter
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Census Records

There are 25,000 census records available for the last name Stride. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Stride 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Stride. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Stride. For the veterans among your Stride ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Stride lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Stride life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1995, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Stride in 1962 was 58, and 59 in 2004.

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