Meaning and Origin of Ridge - FamilyEducation

Meaning and Origin of: Ridge

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Boy name origins & meanings:

  • English : From the ridge

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Family name origins & meanings:

  • English : topographic name for someone who lived on or by a ridge, Middle English rigge, or a habitational name from any of the places named with this word, as for example Ridge in Hertfordshire. 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 is modern Irish for ‘ridge’.