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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 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

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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



  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Other References

  1. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  2. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  3. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  4. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  5. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  6. 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.
  7. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  8. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  9. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  10. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
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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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