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The Redd surname is derived from the Old English word "read," meaning "red." It is most likely that the name was used as nickname for someone with red hair, before becoming their surname. In other instances, the Redd surname no doubt came from some of the places so named in Britain, such as Read, Lancashire, Rede, Suffolk, and Reed in Hertfordshire.

Redd Early Origins



The surname Redd was first found in Northumberland where they held a family seat from early times. One branch was found at Troughend-Ward. "The present house was built in the last century ( c. 1700) by EIrington Reed, Esq., who also greatly improved the place by planting, and whose ancestors were settled in the township at a remote date. " [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Another branch of the family was found at Weston in Suffolk. " Weston Hall, the ancient seat of the family of Rede, a handsome mansion in the Elizabethan style, was partly taken down within a few years, and the remainder converted into a farmhouse." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Redd Spelling Variations


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Redd Spelling Variations



The name Redd, appeared in many references, and from time to time, the surname was spelt Read, Reid, Reed, Reede, Redd, Reade and others.

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Redd Early History


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Redd Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Redd research. Another 231 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1758, 1600, 1415, 1541, 1551, 1502, 1609, 1692, 1692, 1721 and are included under the topic Early Redd History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Redd Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Redd Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family name during their early history was Robert Reed (died 1415), Bishop of Waterford and Lismore, Bishop of Carlisle and Bishop of Chichester; Sir Richard Reade (1541-1551), Lord Chancellor of Ireland; Sir John Reid of Barruck; Bartholomew Rede was Lord Mayor of London in 1502; Sir John Read...

Another 85 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Redd Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Redd In Ireland


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Redd In Ireland



Some of the Redd family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 139 words (10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



The New World beckoned as many of the settlers in Ireland, known as the Scotch/Irish, became disenchanted. They sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlanti c. Some called them, less romantically, the "coffin ships." Amongst the early settlers who could be considered kinsmen of the Redd family, or who bore a variation of the surname Redd were

Redd Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Asbell Redd, who landed in Maryland in 1651
  • George Redd, who landed in Maryland in 1651
  • John Redd, who arrived in Jamestown, Va in 1654

Redd Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Eliza Redd, who arrived in Virginia in 1703
  • Adam Redd, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1753

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Contemporary Notables of the name Redd (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Redd (post 1700)



  • Vincent Edward "Vince" Redd (b. 1985), American football defensive lineman
  • Lambert Redd (1908-1986), American silver medalist long jumper at the 1932 Summer Olympics
  • John Scott Redd (b. 1944), American vice admiral of the United States Navy
  • Jasper Redd (b. 1979), American comedian
  • Glen Herrscher Redd (1958-2007), American MFL football linebacker
  • Dana Redd (b. 1968), American Democratic politician, Mayor of Camden, New Jersey (2010-)
  • Freddie Redd (b. 1928), American hard-bop pianist and composer from New York City
  • Shawty Redd, born Demetrius Stewart, an American Grammy nominated record producer, rapper, and songwriter
  • Michael Wesley Redd (b. 1979), American professional NBA basketball player, member of the U.S. national basketball team
  • Charles Redd, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Utah, 1944
  • ... (Another 11 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Pax copia
Motto Translation: Peace, plenty.


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Citations


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  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  2. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  3. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  4. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  5. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  6. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  7. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  8. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  9. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  10. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
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The Redd Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Redd 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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