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The surname Ryder 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 Ryder research. Another 207 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1562 and 1632 are included under the topic Early Ryder History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the Ryder 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.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Ryder Settlers in United States in the 17th Century


  • Samuel Ryder settled in Plymouth Massachusetts in 1630
  • Charles Ryder, who arrived in Maryland in 1652-1653
  • Symon Ryder settled in Virginia in 1678
  • Honor Ryder, who landed in Maryland in 1680

Ryder Settlers in United States in the 18th Century


  • Thomas Ryder, who landed in Virginia in 1705
  • Fatten Ryder, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1755

Ryder Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • James Patrick Ryder, who arrived in New York in 1844
  • Ella Ryder, aged 27, arrived in New York, NY in 1850
  • Adam Ryder, who landed in Arkansas in 1850
  • John Ryder, who landed in Mobile, Ala in 1858
  • Corbet Ryder, who landed in Mobile, Ala in 1860

Ryder Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century


  • Mr. Thomas Ryder U.E. who arrived at Port Roseway, [Shelbourne], Nova Scotia on October 26, 1783 was passenger number 161 aboard the ship "HMS Clinton", picked up on September 28, 1783 at Staten Island, New York, USA

Ryder Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century


  • Gideon Ryder, who arrived in Canada in 1830
  • Jonathan Ryder, who arrived in Canada in 1836
  • A Ryder, who arrived in Victoria, British Columbia in 1862

Ryder Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century


  • James Ryder, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Almorah" on April 1817, settling in New South Wales, Australia
  • Patrick Ryder, a smith, arrived in Van Diemenís Land (now Tasmania) sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • William Ryder, English convict from Norfolk, who was transported aboard the "Arab" on February 22, 1834, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Austraila
  • Thomas Ryder arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lysander" in 1840
  • Joseph Ryder arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Asiatic" in 1849


Ryder Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century


  • Emanuel Ryder arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Eagle" in 1854
  • William Ryder, aged 38, a painter, arrived in Hawkes Bay aboard the ship "Clarence" in 1875
  • Alice Ryder, aged 39, arrived in Hawkes Bay aboard the ship "Clarence" in 1875
  • Emily A. Ryder, aged 11, arrived in Hawkes Bay aboard the ship "Clarence" in 1875
  • Florence M. Ryder, aged 9, arrived in Hawkes Bay aboard the ship "Clarence" in 1875


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  • Arthur William Ryder (1877-1938), American professor of Sanskrit at the University of California, Berkeley
  • Winona Ryder (b. 1971), American Golden Globe winning and two-time Academy Award nominated actress
  • Clayton Ryder, American politician, Delegate to New York State Constitutional Convention 26th District, 1915
  • Charlotte E. Ryder, American politician, Dry Candidate for Delegate to New York convention to ratify 21st amendment, 1933
  • Charles L. Ryder, American Republican politician, Delegate to New York State Constitutional Convention 39th District, 1938
  • Charles A. Ryder, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Brookfield, 1912
  • Anthony J. Ryder, American politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Hudson County, 1872-73
  • Edgar L. Ryder, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Westchester County 3rd District, 1893
  • Edward Hildreth Ryder (1871-1939), American Republican politician, College professor; Mayor of East Lansing, Michigan, 1918-25
  • Florence G. Ryder, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Redding, 1930

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