Last name: RIDGE

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RIDGE : This last name is indexed 51,624 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

RIDGE : English:: 1: topographic name for someone who lived on or by a ridge Middle English rigge (Old English hrycg) ‘ridge’ or a habitational name from any of the minor places so named. It is synonymous with West Midlands Rudge and northern Rigg. The surname is also fairly common in Ireland in County Galway having been taken to Connacht in the early 17th century. The name is sometimes Gaelicized as Mac Iomaire; iomaire being modern Irish for ‘ridge’. Compare Attridge.2: sometimes perhaps a variant of Rich with voicing of the formerly medial consonant.

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