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

Ridgelea Early Origins



The surname Ridgelea 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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Ridgelea Spelling Variations


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Ridgelea Spelling Variations



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

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Ridgelea Early History


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Ridgelea Early History



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

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Ridgelea Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ridgelea Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Ridgelea In Ireland


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Ridgelea In Ireland



Some of the Ridgelea 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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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    2. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    3. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    6. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    7. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    8. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    9. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    10. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
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    The Ridgelea Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ridgelea 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 4 December 2013 at 13:28.

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