Family History and Genealogy Resources by Surname

Ryder Surname Origin

A forest officer, being mounted, and having the supervision of a large district. In the ballad of William of Cloudesly, the king, rewarding the dexterity of the archer who shot the apple from his child's head, says: 'I give thee eightene pence a day, And my bowe thou shalt bere; And over all the north countre I make thee chyfe rydere.'

Source: An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names With an Essay on their Derivation and Import; Arthur, William, M.A.; New York, NY: Sheldon, Blake, Bleeker & CO., 1857.

Ryder  Surname Meaning and Family Facts

Ryder Last Name Meaning
Search the FREE Name Dictionary.

There is more to Ryder family history than the origin of your surname:

Start your Genealogy to find your personal Ryder family ancestry. It's easy to get started. Just begin your family tree with what you already know. Learn More.

A Ryder Family History Thought:

'People will not look forward to posterity who never look backward to their ancestors.' --Edmund Burke

To find additional surnames, choose the first letter of surname:
A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z