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

Early Origins of the Ridgley family


The surname Ridgley 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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Early History of the Ridgley family

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Early History of the Ridgley family


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Another 125 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 161 and 1614 are included under the topic Early Ridgley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ridgley Spelling Variations

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Ridgley Spelling Variations


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

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Early Notables of the Ridgley family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Ridgley family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Ridgley family to Ireland

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Migration of the Ridgley family to Ireland


Some of the Ridgley 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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Migration of the Ridgley family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Ridgley family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Ridgley Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Ridgley, who settled in Virginia in 1635
  • John Ridgley, 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)

Ridgley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Ridgley, who settled in New Orleans in 1823
  • John Ridgley, who arrived in New York in 1823

Ridgley Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Ridgley, aged 26, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Joseph Rowan" [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Saturday 17th June 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Joseph Rowan 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/josephrowan1854.shtml

Ridgley Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Ridgley, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alfred" in 1864 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Archives New Zealand Micro 5019. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Alfred. Retrieved from http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ourstuff/Alfred1864.htm
  • Sarah Ridgley, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alfred" in 1864 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Archives New Zealand Micro 5019. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Alfred. Retrieved from http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ourstuff/Alfred1864.htm
  • Emily Ridgley, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alfred" in 1864 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Archives New Zealand Micro 5019. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Alfred. Retrieved from http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ourstuff/Alfred1864.htm
  • Joseph Ridgley, aged 27, a ploughman, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alfred" in 1864 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Archives New Zealand Micro 5019. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Alfred. Retrieved from http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ourstuff/Alfred1864.htm
  • Sarah Ridgley, aged 26, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alfred" in 1864 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Archives New Zealand Micro 5019. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Alfred. Retrieved from http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ourstuff/Alfred1864.htm
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ridgley (post 1700)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ridgley (post 1700)


  • Tommy Ridgley (1925-1999), American R&B singer and bandleader
  • Bob Ridgley, Canadian politician, Member of the Newfoundland and Labrador House of Assembly for St. John's North (2003-2011)

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Historic Events for the Ridgley family

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Historic Events for the Ridgley family



Halifax Explosion

  • Mrs. Matilda Ridgley (1888-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who survived the explosion but later died due to injuries [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Halifax Explosion Book of Remembrance | Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. (Retrieved 2014, June 23) . Retrieved from https://maritimemuseum.novascotia.ca/what-see-do/halifax-explosion/halifax-explosion-book-remembrance

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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)
  2. ^ South Australian Register Saturday 17th June 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Joseph Rowan 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/josephrowan1854.shtml
  3. ^ Archives New Zealand Micro 5019. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Alfred. Retrieved from http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ourstuff/Alfred1864.htm
  4. ^ Halifax Explosion Book of Remembrance | Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. (Retrieved 2014, June 23) . Retrieved from https://maritimemuseum.novascotia.ca/what-see-do/halifax-explosion/halifax-explosion-book-remembrance

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