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The name Rye reached England in the great wave of migration following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Rye family lived in Sussex. Their name however, is a topographical reference indicating that the original bearer of the name lived near to a field of rye, and was distinguished by this proximity.

Rye Early Origins



The surname Rye was first found in Sussex 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.

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Rye Spelling Variations


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Rye Spelling Variations



Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Rye family name include Rye, Rie, Ries, Ryse, Rise and others.

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Rye Early History


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Rye Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rye research. Another 220 words (16 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Rye History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Rye Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Rye Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Rye Notables 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



To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Rye family to immigrate North America:

Rye Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Henry Rye, who arrived in Virginia in 1664
  • Herbert Rye, who landed in Virginia in 1664
  • William Rye, who landed in Virginia in 1664
  • John Rye, who arrived in Maryland in 1668

Rye Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • George Rye who settled in New England in 1772

Rye Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John and L. Rye settled in San Francisco in 1852
  • Ebeneza Rye, who landed in Texas in 1893

Rye Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Richard Rye, aged 23, a labourer, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Dilharree" in 1875
  • Catherine Rye, aged 21, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Dilharree" in 1875
  • Stephen Rye, aged 30, a farm labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Tongariro" in 1888
  • Emma Rye, aged 26, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Tongariro" in 1888
  • John Rye, aged 7, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Tongariro" in 1888
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Rye (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Rye (post 1700)



  • Douglas Forsythe Rye (b. 1950), American voice actor based in Los Angeles
  • Michael Rye (1918-2012), born John Michael Riorden Billsbury, American voice actor and television actor
  • Thomas Clarke Rye (1863-1953), American politician, 32nd Governor of Tennessee from 1915 to 1919
  • Samuel R. Rye, American politician, Mayor of Adrian, Michigan, 2005
  • Maria Susan Rye (1829-1903), English social reformer and a promoter of emigration of young women to Australia and New Zealand from the Liverpool workhouses
  • Stellan Rye (1880-1915), Danish-born film director
  • Preben Lerdorff Rye (1917-1995), Danish film actor who appeared in 92 films between 1941 and 1989
  • Frank Gibbs Rye OBE CBE (1874-1948), was a British solicitor and Conservative politician
  • Major-General Charles Henry Rye (1874-1969), Danish Head of Army Technical Corps (1930-1941)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    2. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    4. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    5. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    6. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    7. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    8. 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).
    9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    10. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    11. ...

    The Rye Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Rye 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.

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