at Wedacre. The surname Regmaidend refers to the
in this case the reference is to the female bearer of the name.
where two gentry families bore the name Rigmaiden. "I can give not better etymology for the name than 'a romping girl.' "
. "Wyersdale was part of the possessions of the Lancasters: in the reign of Philip and Mary, John Rigmayden held the manor; and in 1605 it was held by the Gerards, of Bromley."
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The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Regmaidend has been recorded under many different variations, including Rigmaiden, Regmaiden, Rigmaden and others.
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Regmaidend or a variant listed above: William Rigmaiden who settled in Pennsylvania in 1761.