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Today's generation of the Ruddle family bears a name that was brought to England by the migration wave that was started by the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Ruddle family lived in Yorkshire at Ryedale or in Westmorland at Rydal with Loughrigg. The name Riddell and its variants occur in both locations. Ruddle is a classic example of an English polygenetic surname, which is a surname that was developed in a number of different locations and adopted by various families independently.

Ruddle Early Origins



The surname Ruddle was first found in Aquitaine where this baronial name was derived from a Gothic race. It was here that the Baron of Blaye ( c. 1030) granted lands to the Abbey of Fons Dulcis near Bordeaux. This grant was confirmed by Gerald de Blavia and one of his sons Geoffre Rudelli (Ridel.) The latter lived 1079-1099 and left for Scotland during the time of King David I. Upon his arrival, he received grants of lands. He was the ancestor of the Riddells, Baronets.

Another Geoffrey Ridel from the preceding generation went to England from Apulia with William Bigod and is mentioned in the Domesday Book. He was Crown Commissioner in 1106. In 1120, he succeeded Ralph Basset as Justiciary.

Stephen Ridell was appointed Lord Chancellor of Ireland in 1186 and years later Stephen Riddel was Lord Chancellor of Ireland (c. 1313-1318). A member of the family of Picard changed his name to Ruddle, at the instance of King Edward IV., to denote his birthplace. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
"Almost all versions of the Battle Abbey Roll include the name of Ridel." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Burke, John Bernard, The Roll of Battle Abbey. London: Edward Churton, 26, Holles Street, 1848, Print.


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Ruddle Spelling Variations


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Ruddle Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Ruddle include Riddell, Riddle, Riddall, Riddells, Ridel and others.

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Ruddle Early History


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Ruddle Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ruddle research. Another 339 words (24 lines of text) covering the years 1030, 1106, 1124, 1577, 1582, 1590, 1595, 1601, 1604, 1616, 1663, 1632, 1669, 1700, 1664, 1747 and are included under the topic Early Ruddle History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ruddle Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ruddle Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 39 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ruddle Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ruddle In Ireland


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Ruddle In Ireland



Some of the Ruddle family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 132 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:

Ruddle Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Mary Ann Ruddle arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "The Stebonheath" in 1850
  • Emily Ruddle arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "The Stebonheath" in 1850
  • George Ruddle arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "The Stebonheath" in 1850
  • James Ruddle, aged 28, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Stamboul"

Ruddle Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William Ruddle arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Cairngorm" in 1863
  • Samuel W. Ruddle arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Cairngorm" in 1863
  • John Ruddle, aged 23, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Dorette" in 1874

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ruddle (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Ruddle (post 1700)



  • Mark Ruddle, English former commander of HMS Iveston in 1965, a Ton-class minesweeper in the Royal Navy
  • Thomas Ruddle, English headmaster at Shebbear College, in Shebbear, Devon (1864-1909), eponym of Ruddle Day House and Ruddle Boarding House located there
  • Francis Ruddle (1798-1882), English master builder and carpenter, known for his choir stalls in Westminster Abbey
  • George Ruddle, English brewer who founded G. Ruddle & Co in 1912, later known as Ruddles Brewery, now owned by Greene King
  • James Johnson Ruddle (b. 1981), Canadian painter and performance artist
  • Priscilla Ruddle (b. 1976), Australian female volleyball player at the 2000 Summer Olympics

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. ^ Burke, John Bernard, The Roll of Battle Abbey. London: Edward Churton, 26, Holles Street, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  2. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  3. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  4. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  5. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  7. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  8. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
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  10. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
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The Ruddle Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ruddle 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 24 August 2016 at 12:12.

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