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The surname Rider was first found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Ryder, Rider, Ryther and others.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rider research. Another 207 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1562 and 1632 are included under the topic Early Rider History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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More information is included under the topic Early Rider Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Some of the Rider family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 59 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Rider Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas and Sarah Rider settled in New England in 1634
  • Thomas Rider, who arrived in America in 1634
  • William Rider settled in Virginia in 1639
  • John Rider settled in Barbados in 1654
  • Sarah Rider, who landed in Virginia in 1660
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Rider Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Charles Rider, who arrived in Virginia in 1714
  • Hans M. Rider, who sailed to Philadelphia in 1728
  • Richard Rider, who arrived in America in 1760-1763
  • William Rider, who landed in America in 1764
  • George Rider, who arrived in Frederick County, Maryland in 1798

Rider Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Henry Rider, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1862

Rider Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Christopher Rider, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1749
  • John Rider, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1749-1752
  • Mr. Stephen Rider U.E. who arrived at Port Roseway, [Shelbourne], Nova Scotia on October 26, 1783 was passenger number 37 aboard the ship "HMS Clinton", picked up on September 20, 1783 at East River, New York, USA [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mrs. Margaret Rider U.E. who arrived at Port Roseway, [Shelbourne], Nova Scotia on October 26, 1783 was passenger number 86 aboard the ship "HMS Clinton", picked up on September 20, 1783 at East River, New York, USA [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Miss. Elizabeth Rider D. U.E. (b. 1772), aged 11 who arrived at Port Roseway, [Shelbourne], Nova Scotia on October 26, 1783 was passenger number 143 aboard the ship "HMS Clinton", picked up on September 20, 1783 at East River, New York, USA [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
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Rider Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • James Rider, English convict from Wiltshire, who was transported aboard the "Andromeda" on November 13, 1832, settling in New South Wales, Australia
  • Ellen Wigram Rider arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Bolton" in 1848
  • Elizabeth Rider arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Susannah" in 1849

Rider Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Jonas Brown Rider, aged 28, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Bombay" in 1842
  • Mary Lucy Rider, aged 19, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Bombay" in 1842
  • Mary Ellen Rider, aged 6, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Bombay" in 1842
  • Jonas B. Rider, aged 4, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Bombay" in 1842
  • Thomas Rider arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "London" in 1842
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  • Amy Rider, American actress, known for her roles in The Secret Life of the American Teenager (2008), Pluzman (2008) and Kill Speed (2010)
  • Michael Rider (b. 1952), American actor, know for his roles in Road House (1989), Pulse (1988) and Platoon Leader (1988)
  • George Rider (1890-1979), American college sports coach and administrator
  • Arthur Fremont Rider (1885-1962), American writer, poet, editor, inventor, genealogist, and librarian
  • Isaiah "J.R." Rider (b. 1971), American former National Basketball Association player
  • Fremont Rider (1885-1962), American writer and librarian
  • Elizabeth Rider, English actress known for her roles in Doctors (2000), Brothers of the Head (2005) and Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II-The Sith Lords (2004)
  • Steve Rider (b. 1950), English sports presenter and anchorman
  • Thomas Rider (1785-1847), British MP for Kent
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  • The Gorman Family History: Including the Genealogy of Their Rider and Armstrong Ancestors by Edith Lyn Mlaker.
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Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  2. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  3. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  4. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  6. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  7. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  8. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  9. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  10. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
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The Rider Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Rider Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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