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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. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    2. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    3. 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.
    4. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    5. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    6. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    7. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    8. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    11. ...

    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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