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The name Ridout reached England in the great wave of migration following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Ridout family lived in Somerset and Yorkshire. There are many thoughts about the origin of the name. Generally, the most logical explanation is that the name was derived from the term redoubt which was a military fortification. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.


Ridout Early Origins



The surname Ridout was first found in Somerset, where the first on record was Elyas Rydhut listed in that county in the Hundredorum Rolls in 1274. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
John Ridut was listed in the Assize Rolls of Somerset in 1276 and 1278. [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
There was a Ridout family established early in Edgbaston near Birmingham, and another in Yorkshire, where they intermarried with the distinguished Yorkshire family of Strangeways. A William Rydhowt was on record in the Poll Tax of Yorkshire in 1379. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

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Ridout Spelling Variations


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Ridout Spelling Variations



Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Ridout family name include Ridout, Rideout and others.

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Ridout Early History


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Ridout Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ridout research. Another 77 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 169 and 1696 are included under the topic Early Ridout History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ridout Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ridout Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Ridout Notables 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



To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Ridout family to immigrate North America:

Ridout Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Ridout, a child apprentice, who came to Boston in 1716
  • Thomas Ridout who settled in New England in 1757
  • Richard Ridout, who arrived in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in 1764
  • John Ridout, a bonded passenger, who came to America in 1767

Ridout Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • George Ridout, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1820
  • George Ridout, who arrived in Mississippi in 1839
  • James C Ridout, who landed in Mississippi in 1839
  • Samuel George Ridout, who arrived in Mississippi in 1839

Ridout Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Robert Ridout, aged 40, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Constantine"
  • John Ridout, aged 26, a farm labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Sumner"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ridout (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Ridout (post 1700)



  • Samuel Ridout, American politician, Mayor of Annapolis, Maryland, 1803-04, 1806-07
  • R. N. Ridout, American Democrat politician, Member of Iowa State Senate 49th District; Elected 1948
  • John R. Ridout, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Maryland, 1924
  • George W. Ridout, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for U.S. Senator from New Jersey, 1944, 1948
  • George Percival Ridout (1807-1873), English-born merchant and politician in Canada West, President of the Toronto Board of Trade (1844-1852), Governor for the British America Assurance Company in 1853
  • Ronald Ridout (1916-1994), English textbook author, best known for his English Today series
  • Thomas Ridout (1754-1829), English-born, Canadian politician in Upper Canada, Chairman of the Home District Council (1811-1829)
  • Heather Ridout AO, Australian board member of the Reserve Bank of Australia
  • Godfrey Ridout (1918-1984), Canadian composer, conductor, music educator, and writer, music director of the Eaton Operatic Society from 1949-1958
  • Alan Ridout (1934-1996), British composer and music teacher

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Ridout Historic Events


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Ridout Historic Events




HMAS Sydney II

  • Mr. Robert Ernest Ridout (1914-1941), Australian Paymaster Lieutenant (S) from Burwood, Victoria, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II on the 19th November 1941 and died during the sinking

RMS Titanic

  • Mr. W. Ridout (d. 1912), aged 29, English Saloon Steward from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Toutz foitz chevalier
Motto Translation: Always a knight.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  3. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)

Other References

  1. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  3. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  4. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  5. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  6. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  7. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  8. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  9. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  10. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
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The Ridout Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ridout 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 2016 at 08:22.

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