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Origin and Meaning of Ridenour

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  • A submission from Virginia, United States says the name Ridenour means "From the reedy place, reitenauer derivative." and is of German origin.
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Notable Persons With the Last Name Ridenour

Nancy was given the name Nancy Page Ridenour on August 30th, 1946. Nancy is also known as Ridenour and Nancy.


James M. Ridenour is a director of the national park service. James was born on January 1st, 1942 in West Lafayette, Indiana.


Louis was born on June 27th, 1911 in Montclair, New Jersey, United States. He left this life on May 21st, 1959.


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Popularity of Ridenour as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Ridenour U.S.
  White 94.37% 64.26%
  African American 0.39% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.41% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.86% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.45% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.52% 16.26%

Of Last Name Ridenour

People with the last name Ridenour are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Ridenour

  • How Popular is the name Ridenour? As a last name Ridenour was the 4,373rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How unique is the name Ridenour? Out of 5,933,561 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Ridenour was not present. It is possible the name you are searching has less than five occurrences per year.
  • Weird things about the name Ridenour: Your name in reverse order is Ruonedir. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Enroidru. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Ridenour? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 8,130 people with the last name Ridenour.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Ridenour? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 3 of them will have Ridenour as their last name.

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Past life for Ridenour born Jun 12, 1929

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Yukon approximately on 1200. Your profession was philosopher and thinker.

Psychologically, you were timid, constrained, and quiet. You had creative talents, waited until that life to be liberated. Sometimes environment considered you strange. Your main task - to make the world more beautiful. Physical and spiritual deserts are just waiting for your touch. Keep smiling!

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