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Where did the English Redwood family come from? What is the English Redwood family crest and coat of arms? When did the Redwood family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Redwood family history?
Although the name, Redwood, appeared in many references, from time to time, the surname was shown with the spellings Redwood, Reedwood, Redewood, Redeswood, Reedswood and many more.
First found in Northumberland where they held a family seat on the English/Scottish border. After the Norman Conquest of England many of Duke William's rebellious Barons moved north. The border became a convenient no-man's land. Notable families such as the Percy, the Umfravilles and the Nevilles gathered many supporting clans around them. In the 16th century they became known as the 'unruly clans'. In that century, many of those clans drove their herds south, and they settled in Yorkshire and Lancashire. The name was first recorded in the year John of Redewood held knights fees in that shire. It is most likely that this person was an Umfraville.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Redwood research. Another 194 words(14 lines of text) covering the years 1527 and 1642 are included under the topic Early Redwood History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Redwood Notables 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 Redwood family name Redwood, or who bore a variation of the surname were
Redwood Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
Redwood Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Redwood Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Redwood Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Redwood 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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