The surname ‘Riddle’ is of Scottish, and Northern English origin. It is a variant of the name ‘Riddell’ a regional name from ‘Ryedale’ in North Yorkshire, England, the valley of the river ‘Rye’ (which bears a Briton name). It is also from a Norman personal name, ‘Ridel’. This is a Nickname from the Old Flemish word ‘ridel’ meaning small hill, but a more probable source is a Germanic personal name derived from the word ‘rid’ which means ride. Compiled information from Historical and Private archive’s has confirmed that the surname ‘Riddle’ and or it’s variant’s, dates as far back as the 18th century were a ‘James Riddle’, married ‘Mary Humphry’ at St George’s Chapel, London, England, in 1768. The exact period of settlement in North America has not been definitely determined but Information extracted from Public and Civil registry archive’s confirm that one of the first settlers was a certain ‘George Riddell’, a physician by trade, from Kinglass, Bo’ness, West Lothian, Scotland. He was the … Coat of arms: Gules a ch…
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