Clan Riddel or Riddell of that Ilk, Scotland and Northumberland, England. Descended from an Anglo-Norman Galfridus de Ridel, whose descendant Gervase Ridale, witnessed a charter being signed by David I of Scotland in 1116. His son Walter Ridale, was granted lands in Roxburghshire, and a nephew was taken prisoner by the English at the Battle of Alnwick in 1174. Sir Jordan de Ridel swore fealty to Edward I of England in 1296, and soon after acquired lands in Northumberland. Sir John Riddell was created a Baronet of Nova Scotia, 14th May 1628. His third son William was knighted by Charles I. Sir George Riddell, a newspaper proprietor who represented the British press at the Treaty of Versailles was created Baron Riddell in 1920.
Arms: Argent, a chevron gules, between three ears of rye slipped and bladed proper.
Crest: A demi greyhound proper.
Motto: I hope to share.