When John Rider was born on 8 November 1837, in Mill Town, County Monaghan, Ireland, his father, Thomas Rider, was 28 and his mother, Ann Jane Rowland, was 24. He married Mary McDonald on 27 July 1867, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 5 daughters. He immigrated to Utah, United States in 1866 and lived in Waterfall, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom in 1841 and Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1870. He died on 21 December 1919, in Kanab, Kane, Utah, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Kanab, Kane, Utah, United States.
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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