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The Ritchlay surname is thought to be a habitational name, derived perhaps from the place name Rugeley, in Staffordshire.

Ritchlay Early Origins



The surname Ritchlay was first found in Staffordshire 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 Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

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Ritchlay Spelling Variations


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Ritchlay Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Ridgeley, Ridgley, Ridgly and others.

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Ritchlay Early History


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Ritchlay Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ritchlay research. Another 125 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 161 and 1614 are included under the topic Early Ritchlay History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ritchlay Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ritchlay Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 24 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ritchlay Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ritchlay In Ireland


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Ritchlay In Ireland



Some of the Ritchlay family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information 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 or some of its variants were: Thomas Ridgley, who settled in Virginia in 1635; Richard Ridgill, who arrived in Maryland in 1670; William Ridgell, who came to Jamaica in 1684; Thomas Ridgley, who settled in New Orleans in 1823.

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. 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).
    2. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    4. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    6. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    8. 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.
    9. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    10. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
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    The Ritchlay Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ritchlay 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 4 December 2013 at 13:28.

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