Raddish History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Raddish family

The surname Raddish was first found in Durham, where they were recorded as a family of great antiquity seated on the lands of Redheugh in that shire. Although the spelling of this name was originally Redheugh, the latter part of the name has been pronounced many ways. King David of Scotland granted them lands in Redheugh in Lanarkshire. Andrew Reddoch held lands in Stirlingshire and was succeeded by James, and then Patrick, but by 1490 they had established themselves as a significant Border Clan holding territories in Dumfries and Kirkcudbright, neighbors of the Glendennings, MacLellans, and the MacCullochs. [1]

In England, it may have been a nickname as in "the ruddock," (robin redbreast) and interestingly Geoffrey Chaucer (c. 1343-1400), the Father of English literature notes in his poem "Assembly of Fowls," 'The tame ruddocke, and the coward kite.' [2]

Early History of the Raddish family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Raddish research. Another 193 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1597, 1591, 1621, 1628, 1689, 1690, 1742, 1787, 1744, 1273, 1604, 1799, 1803 and 1807 are included under the topic Early Raddish History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Raddish Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Reddoch, Reddock, Redick, Reddish, Raddish and others.

Early Notables of the Raddish family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Raddish Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Raddish migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Raddish Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • David and Joe Raddish, who settled in Virginia in 1635
  • Jo Raddish, aged 23, who landed in Virginia in 1635 [3]
  • David Raddish, who arrived in Virginia in 1642 [3]
Raddish Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Thomas Raddish, aged 21, who landed in Massachusetts in 1812 [3]

Canada Raddish migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Raddish Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • T Raddish, who arrived in Canada in 1796


  1. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
  2. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  3. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)


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