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Ridge Early Origins



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.

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Ridge Spelling Variations


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Ridge Spelling Variations



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

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Ridge Early History


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Ridge Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ridge research. Another 139 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1619, 1652, 1641, 1633, 1636 and 1689 are included under the topic Early Ridge History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ridge Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ridge Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Ridge Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ridge In Ireland


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Ridge In Ireland



Some of the Ridge family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 219 words (16 lines of text) 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:

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
  • Joseph Ridge, who landed in Virginia in 1657
  • Elizabeth Ridge, who landed in Maryland in 1665

Ridge Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Ridge, who settled in Boston 1716
  • Ann Ridge, who landed in Virginia in 1730
  • Godfry Ridge, who arrived in Virginia in 1730
  • Mary Ridge, who arrived in Virginia in 1730
  • Rebecka Ridge, who landed in Virginia in 1730
  • ... (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
  • Samuel Ridge, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1840
  • John Ridge, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1844
  • Dudley Ridge, aged 21, arrived in New York, NY in 1849
  • 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 arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "John Munn" in 1849

Ridge Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ridge (post 1700)


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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-
  • Joseph H. Ridge, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Pennsylvania State House of Representatives from Allegheny County 15th District, 1960
  • Anna E. Ridge, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1952
  • William Pett Ridge (1857-1930), English writer
  • Matthew Ridge (b. 1968), New Zealand rugby footballer

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Ridge Historic Events


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Ridge Historic Events




HMS Hood

  • Mr. Merlin F Ridge (b. 1916), Irish Writer serving for the Royal Navy from Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    3. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    4. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    5. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    6. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    7. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    9. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    10. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    11. ...

    The Ridge Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ridge 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 6 May 2016 at 09:02.

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