A surname after a natural landscape feature.
Other Word Forms of Ridge
Origin of Ridge
From Middle English rigge, rygge, (also rig, ryg, rug), from Old English hrycg (“back, spine, ridge, elevated surface"), from Proto-Germanic *hrugjaz (“back"), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)kreuk-, *(s)ker- (“to turn, bend"). Cognate with Scots rig (“back, spine, ridge"), North Frisian reg (“back"), West Frisian rêch (“back"), Dutch rug (“back, ridge"), German Rücken (“back, ridge"), Swedish rygg (“back, spine, ridge"), Icelandic hryggur (“spine"). Cognate to Albanian kÃ«rrus (“to bend one's back") and kurriz (“back").
Middle English rigge from Old English hrycg sker-2 in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Middle English.
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