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Rider History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


Origins Available: English , German


The Rider surname is derived from the Middle High German word "rîter," which means "horseback rider" or "knight." It is thus likely that the first people to adopt this as a surname were either knights or descendants of knights.


Early Origins of the Rider family


The surname Rider was first found in Austria, where this family name became a prominent contributor to the development of the district from ancient times. Always prominent in social affairs, the name became an integral part of that turbulent region as it emerged to form alliances with other families within the Feudal System and the nation.

Early History of the Rider family


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Rider Spelling Variations


Many cultural groups lived in the German states in medieval times. Each had its own dialect and traditions, and unique variations of popular names. Low German, which is similar to contemporary Dutch, was spoken in Westphalia. German names are characterized by additions such as regional suffixes and phrases that tell something about the origin or background of its original bearer. Further contributing to the variation in German names was the fact that there were no spelling rules in medieval times: scribes recorded names according to their sound. The recorded spelling variations of Rider include Ritter, Ritther, Rytter, Ryther, Ridder, Rider, Rhitter and many more.

Early Notables of the Rider family (pre 1700)


During this period prominent bearers of the name Rider were Christian Ritter (c. 1645-1725?), German composer and organist of the North German organ school; Heinrich Ritter (1791-1869), who was a German historian of philosophy born in Zerbst. He taught at Goettingen for thirty years. Karl...
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Migration of the Rider family to the New World and Oceana


After the First World War, Austria became a republic. The Treaty of Versailles broke up the empire in 1919 and many of the Sudeten Germans were incorporated into the new nation of Czechoslovakia. In the 20th century, many Austrians migrated to other parts of Germany or Europe, as well as to North America. In the United States, the majority of settlers landed in Philadelphia, and moved on to Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. Many German settlers also migrated to Canada, particularly Ontario and the Prairies. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Rider were

Rider Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas and Sarah Rider, who settled in New England in 1634
  • Thomas Rider, who arrived in America in 1634 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • William Rider, who settled in Virginia in 1639
  • John Rider, who settled in Barbados in 1654
  • Sarah Rider, who landed in Virginia in 1660 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Rider Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Charles Rider, who arrived in Virginia in 1714 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Hans M. Rider, who sailed to Philadelphia in 1728
  • Richard Rider, who arrived in America in 1760-1763 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • William Rider, who landed in America in 1764 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • George Rider, who arrived in Frederick County, Maryland in 1798 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Rider Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Henry Rider, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1862 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

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 [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
  • 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 [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
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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 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 27) Andromeda voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1832 with 186 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/andromeda/1832
  • Ellen Wigram Rider, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Bolton" in 1848 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BOLTON 1848. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1848Bolton.htm
  • Elizabeth Rider, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Susannah" in 1849 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SUSANNAH 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Susannah.htm

Rider Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Jonas Brown Rider, aged 28, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bombay" in 1842
  • Mary Lucy Rider, aged 19, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bombay" in 1842
  • Mary Ellen Rider, aged 6, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bombay" in 1842
  • Jonas B. Rider, aged 4, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bombay" in 1842
  • Thomas Rider, who arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "London" in 1842
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Contemporary Notables of the name Rider (post 1700)


  • 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
  • William Rider (1723-1785), English miscellaneous writer, son of John Rider of London
  • Thomas Rider (1785-1847), British politician, Member of Parliament for Kent
  • 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
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Rider family



USS Arizona

  • Mr. Maurice D. Rider, American Boatswain's Mate First Class working aboard the ship "USS Arizona" when she sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7th December 1941, he survived the sinking [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Pearl Harbour: USS Arizona Casualties List Pearl Harbour December 7, 1941. (Retrieved 2018, July 31st). Retrieved from http://pearl-harbor.com/arizona/casualtylist.html

Suggested Readings for the name Rider


  • The Gorman Family History: Including the Genealogy of Their Rider and Armstrong Ancestors by Edith Lyn Mlaker.

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Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  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. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 27) Andromeda voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1832 with 186 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/andromeda/1832
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BOLTON 1848. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1848Bolton.htm
  5. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SUSANNAH 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Susannah.htm
  6. ^ Pearl Harbour: USS Arizona Casualties List Pearl Harbour December 7, 1941. (Retrieved 2018, July 31st). Retrieved from http://pearl-harbor.com/arizona/casualtylist.html


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