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

Ridgely Early Origins



The surname Ridgely 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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Ridgely Spelling Variations


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Ridgely Spelling Variations



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

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Ridgely Early History


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Ridgely Early History



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

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Ridgely Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ridgely Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Ridgely In Ireland


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Ridgely In Ireland



Some of the Ridgely 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:

Ridgely Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Henry Ridgely, who arrived in Maryland in 1659 [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)
  • Martha Ridgely, who landed in Maryland in 1671 [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)
  • Robert Ridgely, who arrived in Maryland in 1680 [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)
  • William Ridgely, aged 15, who landed in Maryland in 1691 [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 Ridgely (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Ridgely (post 1700)



  • Col. Charles Ridgely II (1702-1772), American justice, planter, mechant, ironmaster, member of the Lower House, nicknamed "Charles The Merchant"
  • William B. Ridgely, United States Comptroller of the Currency from 1901 to 1908
  • Edwin Reed Ridgely (1844-1927), American politician, U.S. Representative from Kansas
  • Dr. Robert Sterling Ridgely (b. 1946), American ornithologist, specializing in the neotropics, recipient of the Chandler Robbins Award (2006)
  • Cleo Ridgely (1893-1962), born Freda Cleo Helwig, American star of silent and sound motion pictures
  • Henry Moore Ridgely (1779-1847), American lawyer and politician from Dover, Delaware
  • John Ridgely (1909-1968), American film character actor who appeared in over 100 films
  • Robert Ridgely (1931-1997), American actor and vocal artist, best known for his work on Philadelphia (1993), Boogie Nights (1997) and Beverly Hills Cop II (1987)
  • Charles Carnan Ridgely (1762-1829), born Charles Ridgely Carnan, American politician, 15th Governor of Maryland (1815-1818)
  • Charles Carnan Ridgely (1760-1829), American politician, Member of Maryland State House of Delegates, 1790-95; Member of Maryland State Senate, 1796-1800; Governor of Maryland, 1816-19 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 24) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • ... (Another 8 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Ridgely Family Crest Products


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Citations


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  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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 24) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

Other References

  1. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  2. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  3. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  4. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. 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.
  6. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  7. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  8. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  9. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  10. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
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The Ridgely Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ridgely 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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