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Rideau Early Origins



The surname Rideau was first found in Lancashire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1324 when William de Redihalgh held estates in that shire.

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Rideau Spelling Variations


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Rideau Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Ridealgh, Redihalgh, Redheugh, Reddihough, Readyhough, Reddyhoff, Riddihough, Riddihough, Reddihalg, Redhough, Ridhough, Ridehalgh, Redihough, Redenough, Ridehalgh, Riddeough and many more.

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Rideau Early History


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Rideau Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rideau research. Another 275 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1455, 1487, and 1682 are included under the topic Early Rideau History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Rideau Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Rideau Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Rideau Notables 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 or some of its variants were: settlers, who arrived along the eastern seaboard, from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Rideau (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Rideau (post 1700)



  • Wilbert Rideau (b. 1942), American convicted killer and former death row inmate in Louisiana who became an author and award-winning prison journalist, "the most rehabilitated prisoner in America" according to Life magazine in 1993
  • Brandon Rideau (b. 1982), American former football wide receiver, member of the Toronto Argonauts (2010-2011) and Chicago Bears (2006-2008)

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Rideau Family Crest Products


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Rideau Family Crest Products




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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    3. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    4. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    5. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    6. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    7. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    8. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    9. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    10. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
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    The Rideau Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Rideau 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 28 November 2014 at 12:48.

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