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Ritchlay History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



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

Early Origins of the Ritchlay family


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.

Early History of the Ritchlay family


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Ritchlay Spelling Variations


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

Early Notables of the Ritchlay family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Ritchlay family to 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.

Migration of the Ritchlay family to the New World and Oceana


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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