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Rigden Early Origins



The surname Rigden was first found in Kent where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 14th century when they held estates in that county.

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Rigden Spelling Variations


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Rigden Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Rigden, Rigdon, Rykedon, Rykden, Rykedon and others.

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Rigden Early History


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Rigden Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rigden research. Another 281 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1317, 1455, 1487, and 1603 are included under the topic Early Rigden History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Rigden Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Rigden Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Rigden 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Rigden Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Gerald Rigden, aged 25, who emigrated to the United States from London, England, in 1908
  • Gerald Townes Rigden, aged 25, who emigrated to the United States from London, England, in 1909
  • Gerald Founes Rigden, aged 26, who settled in America from Enfield Green, England, in 1910
  • Lillian S. Rigden, aged 24, who emigrated to the United States from Enfield Green, England, in 1910
  • Mears Rigden, aged 28, who landed in America from London, England, in 1911
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Rigden Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Harry Rigden, aged 31, who settled in Moose Jaw, Sask., Canada, in 1915

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Contemporary Notables of the name Rigden (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Rigden (post 1700)



  • John S. Rigden, American physicist, editor of the American Journal of Physics from 1975 to 1985

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Rigden Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    2. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    4. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    5. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    6. 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.
    7. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    8. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    9. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. 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).
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    The Rigden Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Rigden 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 14 February 2016 at 06:13.

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