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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
  • Martha Ridgely, who landed in Maryland in 1671
  • Robert Ridgely, who arrived in Maryland in 1680
  • William Ridgely, aged 15, landed in Maryland in 1691

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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 (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
  • Benjamin H. Ridgely (d. 1908), American politician, U.S. Consul in Geneva, 1897; U.S. Consul General in Barcelona, 1905-06
  • ... (Another 8 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    4. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    5. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    6. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    7. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    9. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    10. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
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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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