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Ridler Family History

Ridler Surname Meaning

English: variant of Redler . German: topographic name from Bavarian Ridel ‘hill’. Perhaps an altered form of German Riedler a variant of Rieder or Riedel .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Ridley, Rider, Rindler, Risler, Reder, Ridner, Risner, Rimer, Sadler

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Where is the Ridler family from?

You can see how Ridler families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ridler family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ridler families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 258 Ridler families living in Gloucestershire. This was about 32% of all the recorded Ridler's in United Kingdom. Gloucestershire had the highest population of Ridler families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ridler surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ridler ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Farmer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Ridler. 9% of Ridler men worked as a Farmer and 72% of Ridler women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ridler were Cabinet Maker and Unpaid Domestic Duti. .

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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 1939

  • Farmer
    9%
  • General Labourer
    9%
  • Schoolmaster
    9%
  • Cabinet Maker
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    72%
  • Unpaid Domestic Dut
    4%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    4%
  • Unpaid Domestic Duti
    3%
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Census Records

There are 18,000 census records available for the last name Ridler. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ridler 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 Ridler. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Ridler. For the veterans among your Ridler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ridler lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Ridler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Ridler in 1959 was 35, and 55 in 2004.

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