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Where did the English Reddington family come from? What is the English Reddington family crest and coat of arms? When did the Reddington family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Reddington family history?

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Ridington, Riddington, Rightington, Wrightington, Wrightenton, Writington, Writttington, Ritington, Rittington, Redington, Reddington, Rettington and many more.

First found in Lancashire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor of Wrightenton. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century at Wrightington.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Reddington research. Another 285 words(20 lines of text) covering the years 1580, 1455, 1487 and 1172 are included under the topic Early Reddington History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Reddington Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the Reddington family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 109 words(8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Reddington Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century


  • Elizabeth Reddington, who landed in Maryland in 1673
  • Daniel Reddington, who arrived in New England in 1685
  • Abraham Reddington, who landed in New England in 1686

Reddington Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century


  • Patrick Reddington, who arrived in New York, NY in 1816

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  • Ian Reddington (b. 1957), English actor
  • Helen Reddington (b. 1950), English rock performer and author
  • Stuart Reddington (b. 1978), English former professional footballer
  • Daryll Reddington (b. 1972), former New Zealand cricketer


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  2. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
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  5. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  6. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  7. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  9. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
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The Reddington Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Reddington Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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