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Strider Name Meaning

Probably an Americanized form of Dutch Strijder or German Streiter, a nickname for an aggressive person, an agent noun derived from Middle Low German striden, Middle High German striten ‘to fight’, or perhaps an altered spelling of German Strieder, from a Germanic personal name formed with strit, originally ‘striving’, ‘contest’, ‘quarrel’ + the agent suffix -er.

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


Similar surnames: Stricker, Strater, Stier, Treder, Stride, Strine, Stader, Strieter

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Where is the Strider family from?

You can see how Strider families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Strider family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Strider families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 10 Strider families living in Virginia. This was about 59% of all the recorded Strider's in the USA. Virginia had the highest population of Strider families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Strider surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Strider ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Strider. 25% of Strider men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Strider women worked as a Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Strider were Salesman and Housewife.

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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
    25%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Truck Driver
    10%
  • Salesman
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    10%
  • Teacher
    10%
  • Secretary
    10%
  • Housewife
    10%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Strider. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Strider 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 232 immigration records available for the last name Strider. 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 904 military records available for the last name Strider. For the veterans among your Strider ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Strider lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Strider life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Strider in 1960 was 72, and 64 in 2004.

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