Early Origins of the Radeston family
The surname Radeston was first found in at Radstone, in South Northamptonshire. The village and civil parish dates back to the Domesday Book
when it was spelled Rodestone. There it was part of the Alboldstow Hundred
and was land of Earl Hugh. CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
The name was derived from the Old English word rod-stan which meant "place at the rood-stone or stone cross" CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Early History of the Radeston family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Radeston research.Another 25 words (2 lines of text) covering the years 158 and 1587 are included under the topic Early Radeston History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Radeston Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Radeston include Radstone, Radston, Redstone, Redston, Radeston and others.
Early Notables of the Radeston family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Radeston family to the New World and Oceana
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England
at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England
. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: Tho Redstone, who was in Virginia in 1704; as well as Henry, Thomas and William Redstone, all recorded in New York as British Aliens in America during the War of 1812..