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Rigdon Early Origins



The surname Rigdon 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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Rigdon Spelling Variations


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Rigdon Spelling Variations



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

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Rigdon Early History


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Rigdon Early History



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

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Rigdon Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Rigdon Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Rigdon 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:

Rigdon Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Charlotte Rigdon, aged 31, who arrived in America from London, in 1903
  • Frederick John Rigdon, aged 2, who arrived in America from London, in 1903
  • L. R. Rigdon, who arrived in America, in 1904
  • G.R. Rigdon, aged 42, who arrived in America, in 1905
  • Ruth Rigdon, aged 28, who arrived in America, in 1906
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Rigdon (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Rigdon (post 1700)



  • Robley S. Rigdon, American retired Brigadier General in the Georgia Army National Guard
  • Commander William M. Rigdon (1904-1991), American Assistant Naval Aide in the United States White House from 1942 to 1953
  • Kevin Rigdon (b. 1956), American two-time Tony Award winning and four-time Drama Desk Award winning scenic designer and lighting designer
  • Paul David Rigdon (b. 1975), American former Major League Baseball pitcher who played from 2000 to 2001
  • Sidney Rigdon (1793-1876), American leader during the early history of the Latter Day Saint movement
  • Jay Rigdon, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Indiana 3rd District, 2002 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 24) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Charles L. Rigdon, American politician, U.S. Attorney for Wyoming, 1914-21 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 24) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Charles A. Rigdon (d. 1919), American Republican politician, Mayor of Warsaw, Indiana, 1907-09, 1918-19 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 24) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 24) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

Other References

  1. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  3. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  4. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  5. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  6. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  8. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  9. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  10. 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.
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The Rigdon Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Rigdon 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 8 December 2015 at 03:42.

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