Early Origins of the Rideaux family
The surname Rideaux was first found in Normandy
(French: Normandie), a province on the northern seacoast, where the family has been a prominent family for centuries, and held a family seat
with lands and manor. Geoffroi Ridel descended from the ancient counts of Angouleme, and Gerard Ridel was Baron
of Blaye in 1030. The family were well established in the region of Calvados and several members of the family distinguished themselves through their contributions toward the community in which they lived and were rewarded with lands, titles and letters patent confirming their nobility.
Early History of the Rideaux family
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Rideaux Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Rideau, Rudow, Ridow, Reedow, Redoe, Reidow, Redough, Ridel, Ridoux and many more.
Early Notables of the Rideaux family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Rideaux family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: including many of the name who migrated to the New World from the mid 17th century onward.
Contemporary Notables of the name Rideaux (post 1700)
- Ziri Rideaux (b. 1967), German award winning filmmaker, journalist and artist