Guild of One-Name Studies
One-name studies, Genealogy
Variants: Redgen, Ridgen
Category: 2 - A study where research using core genealogical datasets and transcriptions is well under way, but currently in some countries only.
DNA website: www.familytreedna.com/groups/ridgeon
Contact: Tanya Kimber
Birth, marriage and death registrations
I have transcribed all Ridgeon, Ridgen, and Redgen entries in the England and Wales civil registration indexes 1837-2005/6.
All birth, marriage and death entries for Ridgeon, Ridgen and Redgen (and also Redgeon) have been compiled into three spreadsheets, all of which are available to Guild Members via the Guild Archive.
If you are not a Guild Member but would like me to check for a particular entry, please get in touch via the contact details at the bottom of this page.
I have set up a Ridgeon Y-DNA Project on Family Tree DNA which I hope will go some way to answer my questions about the Ridgeon surname, particularly those about its geographic origin and its evolution. Initial Y-DNA test results indicate a predicted Haplogroup of R-M269 for the Ridgeon surname. This is the most common Haplogroup found in Western Europe.
Y-DNA testing has enabled me to establish that the Ridgeon surname is not connected to that of Rigdon, a surname predominately found in Kent.
If you are interested in finding out more about the Ridgeon Y-DNA Project or in taking part, please contact me.
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