name Rigmadynd comes from when the family resided in the county of Lancashire
, where they held a family seat
at Wedacre. The surname Rigmadynd refers to the dweller by the ridge,
in this case the reference is to the female bearer of the name.
Early Origins of the Rigmadynd family
The surname Rigmadynd was first found in Lancashire
where two gentry families bore the name Rigmaiden. "I can give not better etymology for the name than 'a romping girl.' " CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
Nether Wyersdale in Lancashire
was an ancient family seat
. "Wyersdale was part of the possessions of the Lancasters: in the reign of Philip and Mary, John Rigmayden held the manor; and in 1605 it was held by the Gerards, of Bromley." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Rigmadynd family
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Rigmadynd Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Rigmadynd has been recorded under many different variations, including Rigmaiden, Regmaiden, Rigmaden and others.
Early Notables of the Rigmadynd family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Rigmadynd family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Rigmadynd or a variant listed above: William Rigmaiden who settled in Pennsylvania in 1761.