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

Ridgelay Early Origins



The surname Ridgelay 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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Ridgelay Spelling Variations


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Ridgelay Spelling Variations



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

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Ridgelay Early History


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Ridgelay Early History



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

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Ridgelay Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ridgelay Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Ridgelay In Ireland


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Ridgelay In Ireland



Some of the Ridgelay 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 or some of its variants were: Thomas Ridgley, who settled in Virginia in 1635; Richard Ridgill, who arrived in Maryland in 1670; William Ridgell, who came to Jamaica in 1684; Thomas Ridgley, who settled in New Orleans in 1823.

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