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Ritchey Early Origins



The surname Ritchey was first found in Perthshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Pheairt) former county in the present day Council Area of Perth and Kinross, located in central Scotland, where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Scotland to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

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Ritchey Spelling Variations


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Ritchey Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: MacRitchie, Ritchie, MacRichie and others.

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Ritchey Early History


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Ritchey Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ritchey research. Another 162 words (12 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ritchey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ritchey Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ritchey Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Ritchey Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ritchey In Ireland


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Ritchey In Ireland



Some of the Ritchey family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 122 words (9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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:

Ritchey Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Gregory Ritchey, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1763

Ritchey Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Ritchey, aged 50, landed in New York, NY in 1805
  • James Ritchey, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1808
  • Joseph Ritchey, who arrived in Maryland in 1813
  • John P C Ritchey, who landed in Charleston, South Carolina in 1827

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ritchey (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Ritchey (post 1700)



  • James Alan Ritchey (b. 1973), American NFL football quarterback
  • Claude Cassius Ritchey (1873-1951), nicknamed "Little All Right", American Major League Baseball player who played from 1897 to 1909
  • Thomas Ritchey (1801-1863), American politician, U.S. Representative from Ohio
  • George Willis Ritchey (1864-1945), American optician and telescope maker and astronomer, eponym of the Ritchey crater on Mars and the Moon
  • Timothy F. "Tim" Ritchey (b. 1951), American Thoroughbred racehorse trainer
  • Tom Ritchey (b. 1956), American bicycle frame builder, designer and founder of Ritchey Design, inducted into the United States Bicycling Hall of Fame (2012)

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Suggested Readings for the name Ritchey


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Suggested Readings for the name Ritchey



  • Genealogy of the Descendants of Samuel Diehl and Margaretha Ritchey, his Wife, of Loudpoun County, Va. and Bedford County, Pa., 1740-1828.

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Virtutue acquiritur honos
Motto Translation: Honour is aquired by virtue.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    2. Bloxham, Ben. Key to Parochial Registers of Scotland From Earliest Times Through 1854 2nd edition. Provo, UT: Stevenson's Genealogical Center, 1979. Print.
    3. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    4. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
    6. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    7. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    8. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
    9. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Socts Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Modern Application of the Art of Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    10. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
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    The Ritchey Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ritchey 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 15 September 2015 at 00:01.

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