Ridenour Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Rittenauer or Rettenauer, a topographic name for someone living by a swampy water meadow (from Retten ‘swamp’ + Au ‘water meadow’ + -er suffix denoting an inhabitant), or a habitational name from a place named with these elements. Americanized spelling of South German Rütt(e)nauer, perhaps a topographic name from Middle High German riute ‘clearing’ + ouwe ‘wet field’, ‘water meadow’. variant of Ridenhour.

List of People with Surname Ridenour

According to our database, there are a total of 2,909 people with the surname Ridenour. Among these people surnamed Ridenour, there are about 573 distinct names, with an average of 5 people who have the same name. James Ridenour, John Ridenour and Mary Ridenour are the top three most widely-used names from the list of people surnamed Ridenour, with 30, 30 and 30 people respectively.

Besides that, we found that Ohio has the largest number of people surnamed Ridenour, with a total of 402 people, and there are a total of 227 distinct names among these people. California is the second-most populous state for people with the surname Ridenour, with a total of 236 people and an average of 167 distinct names.