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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
  • Charles L. Rigdon, American politician, U.S. Attorney for Wyoming, 1914-21
  • Charles A. Rigdon (d. 1919), American Republican politician, Mayor of Warsaw, Indiana, 1907-09, 1918-19

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Citations


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Citations



    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. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    4. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    5. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    6. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    7. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    8. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    9. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. 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).
    11. ...

    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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