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

Ridgeley Early Origins



The surname Ridgeley 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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Ridgeley Spelling Variations


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Ridgeley Spelling Variations



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

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Ridgeley Early History


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Ridgeley Early History



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

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Ridgeley Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ridgeley Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Ridgeley In Ireland


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Ridgeley In Ireland



Some of the Ridgeley 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 were:

Ridgeley Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Richard Ridgeley, who settled in Virginia in 1730

Ridgeley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • J. Ridgeley, who arrived in San Francisco in 1850
  • W Ridgeley, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ridgeley (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Ridgeley (post 1700)



  • Renee Ridgeley, American actress and writer, known for The Story of Us (1999), Mary Christmas (2002) and Gale Force (2002)
  • Captain Charles Goodwin Ridgeley (1784-1848), American naval officer
  • William B. Ridgeley, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1908
  • Andrew Ridgeley (b. 1963), English soundtrack engineer from Finchley, Surrey, known for his work on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014), Hot Tub Time Machine (2010) and Blended (2014)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    2. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    3. 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.
    4. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    5. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    6. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    7. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    9. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    10. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    11. ...

    The Ridgeley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ridgeley 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 24 November 2015 at 09:42.

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