The Ridgeleigh surname is thought to be a habitational name, derived perhaps from the place name Rugeley, in Staffordshire.
Early Origins of the Ridgeleigh family
The surname Ridgeleigh 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.
Early History of the Ridgeleigh family
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Ridgeleigh Spelling Variations
Early Notables of the Ridgeleigh family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Ridgeleigh family to Ireland
Some of the Ridgeleigh family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Ridgeleigh family to the New World and Oceana
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.