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  • Anna Mitchell (deceased)
  • Elizabeth Willets (Ridgeway, 1682-1730) (1682 - c.1730)
    4. RICHARD4 WILLETS (HOPE3, RICHARD2, JOHN1) was born 14 Jan 1682/83 in Monmouth Co., New Jersey, and died 1759 in Alloways Twp., Salem Co., New Jersey. He married (1) ELIZABETH RIDGEWAY 15 Jul 1704 ...
  • Elizabeth Ridgeway (b. - 1702)
  • Hannah Wright (1762 - 1822)
  • John Ridgeway MP (c.1515 - 1560)
    Family and Education b. by 1517, s. of Michael Ridgeway of Newton Abbot. educ. M. Temple. m. by 1542, Elizabeth, da. of John Wendford of Newton Abbot, 1s. Thomas† 2da. Biography History of Parlia...

About the Ridgeway surname

The Ridgeway surname originated in England and is a local name derived from any of the places so named as in Devonshire and Somerset. In general, a local name was either assumed by an individual from the patrimonial estate, if he held land, or it was bestowed by others on whose place of residence or birth it was and who had subsequently moved. Thus, the surname simply denotes one who came from Ridgway. The Placename Ridgway is derived from the Old English compound "hrycgweg" which means literally, "ridge way", i.e. the road over the back of a hill.

The motto is Mihi gravato Deus: translation - Let God lay the burden on me.