Ebenezer Rider

Brief Life History of Ebenezer

When Ebenezer Rider was born on 19 February 1826, in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Reuben Rider Junior, was 32 and his mother, Harriet Taylor, was 30. He died on 7 April 1826, at the age of 0.

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Reuben Rider Junior
Harriet Taylor
Thomas Ryder
Edmond Howes Ryder
George Rider
Reuben Ryder Junior
Dorcas Hawes Ryder
Ebenezer Rider
Ebenezer Rider
Cyrus Rider
Ira Ryder
Mary Rider
Harriet Taylor Rider

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  • Ebenr. Rider, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"

Name Meaning

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 .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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