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

Ridgell Early Origins



The surname Ridgell 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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Ridgell Spelling Variations


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Ridgell Spelling Variations



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

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Ridgell Early History


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Ridgell Early History



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

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Ridgell Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ridgell Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Ridgell In Ireland


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Ridgell In Ireland



Some of the Ridgell 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:

Ridgell Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Richard Ridgell, who landed in Maryland in 1660-1665
  • William Ridgell, who came to Jamaica in 1684

Ridgell Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Sarah Ridgell, aged 24, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Eliza"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ridgell (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Ridgell (post 1700)



  • T. B. Ridgell, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1916

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    2. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    3. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    6. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    7. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    8. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    9. 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).
    10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
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    The Ridgell Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ridgell 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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