Elizabeth Rider was born about 1824, in Greenville, Greene, New York, United States as the daughter of Nathaniel Rider and Elizabeth Preston. She married Lewis Thorne about 1845, in Greene, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Durham, Greene, New York, United States for about 10 years.
English: occupational name from Middle English ridere ‘horseman’, perhaps with a specific application such as ‘forest ranger’, ‘horseman who guards crops’, or ‘mounted warrior, knight’. Compare Knight .
English: habitational name from Ryther, near Selby (Yorkshire), probably from Old English ryther ‘clearing’.
English: topographic name from Middle English ridere ‘dweller at a clearing’ (see Reeder ) or ‘dweller by a small stream’, depending on which sense of Middle English ride the surname is derived from. These topographic senses of Rider are limited to the southern counties of England (especially Surrey, Sussex, and Hampshire), where topographic names in -er and the Middle English words ride ‘clearing’ and rithe ‘small stream’ are mainly found. See also Reed .
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