Home   |   Customer Service   |   Site Map   |   Name Search   |   How To Buy

Shopping Cart
0 Items
100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEE - no headaches!
An excerpt from www.HouseOfNames.com archives copyright 2000 - 2015

Where did the Welsh Ridner family come from? What is the Welsh Ridner family crest and coat of arms? When did the Ridner family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Ridner family history?

 More

Spelling variations of this family name include: Ridenour, Ridener, Ridner, Radnor, Radnall, Redinhale, Radner, Radmall and many more.

First found in Radnorshire (Welsh: Sir Faesyfed), a former historic county of mid- Wales, anciently part of the kingdom of Powys, where they held a family seat. The Celtic resistance north and south along the border of Wales and England was considerably increased after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The Normans met more resistance from the Welsh than in the rest of England. The Welsh fought from behind their hills and mountains and tenaciously held their ground. Finally, Edward 1st, to placate this founding nation, conferred the principality of Wales upon his eldest son, who became Edward II. This brought Wales into England as an equal while the King was alive, and integral part of the royal title when on the throne. Edward III confirmed and all Princes of Wales were presented to the Welsh people at Caernarvon Castle. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Welsh surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1193 when John Radenoura held estates in Radnor and Herefordshire. They were allied by marriage to the Ap Reese of Washingly.


 More

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ridner research. Another 227 words(16 lines of text) covering the years 1255, 1260, 1398, 1455, and 1487 are included under the topic Early Ridner History in all our PDF Extended History products.

 More

More information is included under the topic Early Ridner Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

 More

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Ridner Settlers in United States in the 17th Century


  • Abel Ridner, who landed in America in 1641

 More

Popular Family Crest Products
 
Ridner Armorial History With Coat of ArmsRidner Armorial History With Coat of Arms
Ridner Coat of Arms & Surname History PackageRidner Coat of Arms & Surname History Package
Ridner Family Crest Image (jpg) Heritage SeriesRidner Family Crest Image (jpg) Heritage Series
Ridner Coat of Arms/Family Crest Key-chainRidner Coat of Arms/Family Crest Key-chain
Ridner Coat of Arms/Family Crest Coffee MugRidner Coat of Arms/Family Crest Coffee Mug
Ridner Armorial History with FrameRidner Armorial History with Frame
Ridner Framed Surname History and Coat of ArmsRidner Framed Surname History and Coat of Arms
More Family Crest Products
 More

 More

  1. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  2. Bradsley C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print.
  3. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  4. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  5. 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.
  6. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  7. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  8. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  10. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  11. ...

The Ridner Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ridner 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 29 May 2014 at 01:46.

Sign Up


100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEE - no headaches!