Early Origins of the Riddock family
The surname Riddock was first found in Kirkcudbright, where they held a family seat
. They held a family seat
in the barony of Reddick, slurred as in Berwick from Red Wick. The early pronunciation of the name was Rerrick, hence, Archdeacon Gilbert de Rerrick of Glasgow who was elected to Scottish Parliament in 1467. At this time the name took on the more modern spelling of Reddik, and John Reddik was chief of his name in 1599. He held a family seat at Barharrow.
Early History of the Riddock family
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Riddock Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Reddick, Redick, Redicke, Riddock, Riddoch, Ridock, Riddick and many more.
Early Notables of the Riddock family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Riddock family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Riddock Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Jean Riddock, who settled in New York State in 1775
- Jean Riddock, aged 27, who landed in New York in 1775 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)
Riddock Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- James Riddock, who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1827
The Riddock Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Tu ne cede malis
Motto Translation: Yield not to misfortunes.