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Ridsdale History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Early Origins of the Ridsdale family


The surname Ridsdale was first found in Northumberland where this Clan was one of the most feared clans on the English side of the Scottish border. They later became known as the Halls of Redesdale, which in turn, carried the reputation into the 12th and 13th centuries.

Early History of the Ridsdale family


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Ridsdale Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Ridsdale, Ridesdale, Redesdale, Redesdall, Redsdale, Risdale, Rysdale, Risedale, Rysedale and many more.

Early Notables of the Ridsdale family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Ridsdale family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Ridsdale Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Ridsdale, who settled in Virginia in 1620 with his wife

Contemporary Notables of the name Ridsdale (post 1700)


  • Dame Victoire Evelyn Patricia "Paddy" Ridsdale DBE (1921-2009), British secretary and intelligence operative, author Ian Fleming's secretary during World War II, and was the model for his character Miss Moneypenny
  • Peter Ridsdale (b. 1952), former chairman of Leeds United AFC, and is currently chairman of Cardiff City Football Club
  • Sir Julian Errington Ridsdale CBE (1915-2004), British National Liberal and later Conservative Party politician
  • Sir Edward Aurelian Ridsdale GBE (1864-1923), British Liberal politician and leading member of the British Red Cross Society

Historic Events for the Ridsdale family



HMS Royal Oak

  • George Hotham Ridsdale (d. 1939), British Leading Stoker with the Royal Navy aboard the HMS Royal Oak when she was torpedoed by U-47 and sunk; he died in the sinking [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Ships hit by U-boats crew list HMS Royal Oak (08) - (Retrieved 2018 February, 9th) - retrieved from https://uboat.net/allies/merchants/crews/ship68.html

RMS Titanic

  • Miss Lucy Ridsdale, aged 50, English Second Class passenger from London, England who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking escaping on life boat 13 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html

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Citations


  1. ^ Ships hit by U-boats crew list HMS Royal Oak (08) - (Retrieved 2018 February, 9th) - retrieved from https://uboat.net/allies/merchants/crews/ship68.html
  2. ^ Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html

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