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Ruddle History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



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.

Early Origins of the Ruddle family


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.


Early History of the Ruddle family


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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.

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.

Early Notables of the Ruddle family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Ruddle family to Ireland


Some of the Ruddle family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Ruddle family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Ruddle Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Mr. David Ruddle, aged 66 who was emigrating through Grosse Isle Quarantine Station, Quebec aboard the ship "Yorkshire" departing 9th June 1847 from Liverpool, England; the ship arrived on 10th August 1847 but he died on board [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 94)

Ruddle Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Mary Ann Ruddle, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "The Stebonheath" in 1850 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The STEBONHEATH 1850. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850Stebonheath.htm
  • Emily Ruddle, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "The Stebonheath" in 1850 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The STEBONHEATH 1850. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850Stebonheath.htm
  • George Ruddle, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "The Stebonheath" in 1850 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The STEBONHEATH 1850. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850Stebonheath.htm
  • James Ruddle, aged 28, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Stamboul"

Ruddle Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

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

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


  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.
  3. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 94)
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The STEBONHEATH 1850. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850Stebonheath.htm

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