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Ridge History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms




Early Origins of the Ridge family


The surname Ridge was first found in Devon 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.

Early History of the Ridge family


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Ridge Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Ridge, Ridges and others.

Early Notables of the Ridge family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Ridge family to Ireland


Some of the Ridge family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Ridge family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Ridge Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Joe and Thomas Ridge, who both settled in Virginia in 1635
  • Abigail Ridge, who arrived in Virginia in 1657 [1]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)
  • Joseph Ridge, who landed in Virginia in 1657 [1]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)
  • Elizabeth Ridge, who landed in Maryland in 1665 [1]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)

Ridge Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Ridge, who settled in Boston 1716
  • Ann Ridge, who landed in Virginia in 1730 [1]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)
  • Godfry Ridge, who arrived in Virginia in 1730 [1]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)
  • Mary Ridge, who arrived in Virginia in 1730 [1]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)
  • Rebecka Ridge, who landed in Virginia in 1730 [1]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)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Ridge Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Ridge, who landed in New York, NY in 1816 [1]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)
  • Samuel Ridge, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1840 [1]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)
  • John Ridge, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1844 [1]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)
  • Dudley Ridge, aged 21, who arrived in New York, NY in 1849 [1]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)
  • Ridge, aged 45, who landed in America from Liverpool, in 1893

Ridge Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Annie Henrietta Ridge, aged 37, who settled in America from Liverpool, in 1904
  • Frank Ridge, aged 20, who emigrated to the United States from Cardiff, in 1906
  • Florence L Ridge, aged 20, who settled in America from Ryde, England, in 1908
  • Edward Ridge, aged 21, who settled in America from Liverpool, England, in 1909
  • Charles H. Ridge, aged 20, who landed in America from Truro, England, in 1911
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Ridge Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Anna Ridge, aged 31, who emigrated to Peterborough, Ontario, Canada, in 1911

Ridge Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Luke George Ridge, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "John Munn" in 1849 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) JOHN MUNN 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849JohnMunnPassengers.htm

Ridge Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Eliza Ridge, aged 25, a domestic servant, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "New Era" in 1855

Contemporary Notables of the name Ridge (post 1700)


  • John Rollin Ridge (1827-1867), Cheesquatalawny member of the Cherokee tribe, considered the first Native American novelist
  • Thomas Joseph "Tom" Ridge (b. 1945), Pennsylvania governor and first Director of Homeland Security
  • Major Ridge (1771-1839), also known as The Ridge, Pathkiller II, Cherokee Indian leader
  • John Ridge (1792-1839), also known as Yellow Bird, member of the Cherokee Tribe, son of Major Ridge
  • Thomas Joseph Ridge (b. 1945), American Republican politician, U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 21st District, 1983-95; Governor of Pennsylvania, 1995-2001; U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security, 2003- [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 24) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Joseph H. Ridge, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Pennsylvania State House of Representatives from Allegheny County 15th District, 1960 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 24) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Anna E. Ridge, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1952 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 24) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • William Pett Ridge (1857-1930), English writer
  • Matthew Ridge (b. 1968), New Zealand rugby footballer
  • Ridge Paschal, American politician, U.S. Collector of Customs, 1875-77 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

Historic Events for the Ridge family



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  • Mr. Merlin F Ridge (b. 1916), Irish Writer serving for the Royal Navy from Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland, who sailed into battle and died in the sinking [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    H.M.S. Hood Association-Battle Cruiser Hood: Crew Information - H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour, Men Lost in the Sinking of H.M.S. Hood, 24th May 1941. (Retrieved 2016, July 15) . Retrieved from http://www.hmshood.com/crew/memorial/roh_24may41.htm

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Citations


  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) JOHN MUNN 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849JohnMunnPassengers.htm
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 24) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  5. ^ H.M.S. Hood Association-Battle Cruiser Hood: Crew Information - H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour, Men Lost in the Sinking of H.M.S. Hood, 24th May 1941. (Retrieved 2016, July 15) . Retrieved from http://www.hmshood.com/crew/memorial/roh_24may41.htm


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