The name Ruggless arrived in 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
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
The surname Ruggless was first found in 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
A multitude of 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
- Henry S. Ruggless, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Dorothy" in 1849 CITATION[CLOSE]
State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The DOROTHY 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Dorothy.htm