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

Ridgley Early Origins



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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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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Ridgley Early History


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Ridgley Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ridgley research. 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 Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ridgley Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Ridgley In Ireland


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Ridgley In 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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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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

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, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Joseph Rowan"

Ridgley Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Ridgley arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alfred" in 1864 [1]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 arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alfred" in 1864 [1]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 arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alfred" in 1864 [1]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, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alfred" in 1864 [1]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, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alfred" in 1864 [1]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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Ridgley Historic Events


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Ridgley Historic Events




Halifax Explosion

  • Mrs. Matilda  Ridgley (1888-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who survived the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917 but later died due to injuries

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Ridgley Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Archives New Zealand Micro 5019. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Alfred. Retrieved from http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ourstuff/Alfred1864.htm

Other References

  1. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  2. 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).
  3. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  4. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  5. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  7. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  8. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  9. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  10. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  11. ...

The Ridgley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ridgley 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.

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