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Ridlon Surname Meaning

Probably an altered form of German Ridlen .

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


Similar surnames: Ridler, Ridling, Ridley, Rulon, Ridlen, Ridl, Rigdon, Dillon, Brislin

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Where is the Ridlon family from?

You can see how Ridlon families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ridlon family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ridlon families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 5 Ridlon families living in Yorkshire. This was about 83% of all the recorded Ridlon's in United Kingdom. Yorkshire had the highest population of Ridlon families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ridlon surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ridlon ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Ridlon. 34% of Ridlon men worked as a Laborer and 27% of Ridlon women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ridlon were Mechanic and Stitcher. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    34%
  • Farmer
    14%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Mechanic
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housework
    27%
  • Teacher
    16%
  • Stenographer
    16%
  • Stitcher
    11%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Ridlon. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ridlon 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 161 immigration records available for the last name Ridlon. 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 Ridlon. For the veterans among your Ridlon ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ridlon lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Ridlon life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Ridlon in 1960 was 52, and 64 in 2004.

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