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


Although the name, Redpath, appeared in many references, from time to time, the surname was shown with the spellings Redpath, Ridpath, Reidpath, Ridpeth, Redpeth and others.

First found in Berwickshire where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the census rolls taken by the ancient Kings of Scotland to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Redpath research. Another 233 words(17 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1376, 1547, 1602, 1597 and 1602 are included under the topic Early Redpath History in all our PDF Extended History products.


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


Some of the Redpath family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 103 words(7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.


Gradually becoming disenchanted with life in Ireland many of these uprooted families sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. These overcrowded ships often arrived with only 60 to 70% of their original passenger list, many dying of cholera, typhoid, dysentery or small pox. In North America, some of the first immigrants who could be considered kinsmen of the Redpath family name Redpath, or who bore a variation of the surname were

Redpath Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century

  • John and Mary Redpath who settled in Maryland in 1775

Redpath Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Redpath, who landed in America in 1812
  • John Redpath, aged 1, arrived in New York in 1816
  • James Redpath, who landed in New York, NY in 1840
  • Edward Redpath settled in Philadelphia in 1853
  • Alexander Redpath, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1878


  • Bill Redpath, American Chairman of the United States Libertarian Party
  • James Redpath (1833-1891), American reformer, journalist and antislavery activist
  • Bryan William Redpath (b. 1971), English rugby union player
  • John Redpath, British Architect
  • Anne Redpath OBE (1895-1965), Scottish painter
  • Jean Redpath MBE (1937-2014), Scottish folk singer and educator
  • Ian Ritchie Redpath (b. 1941), former Australian cricketer who played in 66 Tests
  • John Redpath (1796-1869), Scottish-born, Canadian businessman and philanthropist, founder of Redpath Sugar, a Canadian sugar refining company in 1854
  • William Yates "Willie" Redpath (1922-1989), Scottish professional footballer


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  6. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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  10. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
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The Redpath Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Redpath 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.

This page was last modified on 25 August 2014 at 11:29.

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