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Early Origins of the Rigdon family


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.

Early History of the Rigdon family


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Rigdon Spelling Variations


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

Early Notables of the Rigdon family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Rigdon family to the New World and Oceana


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.)

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

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