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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Family Time Line

Reuben Rider Junior
1793–1878
Harriet Taylor
1795–1839
Thomas Ryder
1815–1900
Edmond Howes Ryder
1816–1858
George Rider
1818–1892
Reuben Ryder Junior
1821–1883
Dorcas Hawes Ryder
1823–1911
Ebenezer Rider
1826–1826
Ebenezer Rider
1827–
Cyrus Rider
1829–1846
Ira Ryder
1832–1902
Mary Rider
1835–1858
Harriet Taylor Rider
1839–1840

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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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