Wride Family History

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Wride Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of Dutch and North German Wriedt. English: from Old English wride ‘twist’, ‘turn’, hence a topographic name for someone who lived by a winding stream, or perhaps a nickname for a devious man.

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

Similar surnames: Wrede, Prime, Weide, Grice, Cripe, Wise, Wire, Ide, Pride, Brine

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Wride Family Origin

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Wride Family Occupations

What did your Wride ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Day Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wride. A less common occupation for the Wride family was Shoemaker. The most common Wride occupation in the USA was Farmer. 56% of Wride's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Day Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Shoemaker


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

Wride Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Wride. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wride 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 824 immigration records available for the last name Wride. 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 592 military records available for the last name Wride. For the veterans among your Wride ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wride Life Expectancy

What is the average Wride lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Wride life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1994, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Wride in 1958 was 35, and 69 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wride

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wride 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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