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The Richley surname is thought to be a habitational name, derived perhaps from the place name Rugeley, in Staffordshire.

Richley Early Origins



The surname Richley was first found in Staffordshire 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.

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Richley Spelling Variations


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Richley Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Ridgeley, Ridgley, Ridgly and others.

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Richley Early History


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Richley Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Richley research. Another 125 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 161 and 1614 are included under the topic Early Richley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Richley Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Richley Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 24 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Richley Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Richley In Ireland


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Richley In Ireland



Some of the Richley family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Richley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Daniel Richley, who landed in New York, NY in 1816
  • Frederick Richley, who arrived in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1854

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Contemporary Notables of the name Richley (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Richley (post 1700)



  • J. Phillip Richley, American Democrat politician, Mayor of Youngstown, Ohio, 1978-84

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Richley Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    2. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    3. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    4. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    5. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    6. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    7. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    8. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    9. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    10. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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    The Richley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Richley Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 19 October 2015 at 10:57.

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