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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 [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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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 [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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See Also


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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

Other References

  1. 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.
  2. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  3. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  4. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  5. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  7. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  9. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. 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.
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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.

This page was last modified on 17 January 2017 at 18:00.

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