England after the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Ruggless family lived in Suffolk. Their name, however, is a reference to Rugles, a village in the department of Eure, Normandy, the family's place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest of England in 1066. CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print. The name Rudgely is of the same derivation and shares its coat of arms with the Ruggles family.
Early Origins of the Ruggless family
Suffolk where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Ruggless family
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Ruggless Spelling Variations
spelling variations characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Ruggle, Ruggles and others.
Early Notables of the Ruggless family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Ruggless family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Ruggless Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
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