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Reddin History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


Origins Available: English , Scottish


The name Reddin belongs to the early history of Britain, it's origins lie with the Anglo-Saxons. It is a product of their having lived in the village of Reading found in the county of Berkshire. The surname Reddin is a topographic surname, which was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. In this case the surname was originally derived from the Old English word rydding which simply refers to an area that has been cleared.


Early Origins of the Reddin family


The surname Reddin was first found in Sussex. Some of the earliest records of the surname were: Robert de Reading (died 1325), English historian and a monk of Westminster; and John of Reading (Latin: Johannes de Reading, Johannes Radingia) who died 1346. He was an English Franciscan theologian and scholastic philosopher and follower of Duns Scotus. He wrote a commentary on the Four Books of Sentences written by Peter Lombard around 1320, at the University of Oxford. In 1322, he accepted a teaching position at Avignon and it was there that he died.

Early History of the Reddin family


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Reddin Spelling Variations


Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Reddin include Reading, Reding, Redding, Reddin and others.

Early Notables of the Reddin family (pre 1700)


Distinguished members of the family include John Reading (1588-1667), English Calvinist and Biblical commentator; Sir James Reading; John Reading (c.1645-1692), English composer and organist, Choir master of Chichester Cathedral (1674-1677); and...
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Migration of the Reddin family to the New World and Oceana


Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Reddin were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:

Reddin Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Catherin Reddin settled with her husband in Jamaica in 1679

Reddin Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Marmad Reddin, who landed in Virginia in 1705 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • James Reddin who settled in Virginia in 1766

Reddin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William S Reddin, who arrived in New York, NY in 1836 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Maria Reddin, aged 23, who emigrated to the United States, in 1895
  • Pat Reddin, aged 32, who landed in America, in 1895
  • John Reddin, aged 24, who landed in America, in 1896

Reddin Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Dennis Reddin, aged 22, who emigrated to the United States from Ballyduff, in 1900
  • Nellie Reddin, aged 28, who emigrated to the United States from Limerick, in 1900
  • Bridgid Reddin, aged 35, who landed in America from London, in 1903
  • Delia Reddin, aged 40, who settled in America from Charleston, in 1906
  • Ellen Reddin, aged 21, who landed in America from Shanagolden, Ireland, in 1910
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Reddin Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Mr. Eugene Reddin, aged 19 who was emigrating through Grosse Isle Quarantine Station, Quebec aboard the ship "Washington" departing 9th July 1847 from Liverpool, England; the ship arrived on 26th August 1847 but he died on board [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 93)

Reddin Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Patrick Reddin, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lady Bruce" in 1846 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LADY BRUCE 1846. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1846LadyBruce.htm
  • Elizabeth Reddin, aged 21, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Nabob"

Reddin Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Edward Reddin, aged 15, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Cartvale" in 1874

Contemporary Notables of the name Reddin (post 1700)


  • Nancy Reddin (b. 1943), American mixed media artist
  • Thomas Reddin (1916-2004), retired Los Angeles police chief
  • Keith Reddin (b. 1956), American actor and playwright
  • Martin Charles "Tony" Reddin (1919-2015), Irish hurler who played as a goalkeeper for the Galway and Tipperary senior team
  • Dr. William James Reddin (1930-1999), British-born management behavioralist, a theorist, a writer, and a management consultant
  • Ger Reddin (b. 1988), Irish sportsperson
  • Sally Reddin, paralympic athlete from Great Britain
  • Amanda Reddin (b. 1965), British gymnastics coach, and former Olympic gymnast

The Reddin 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: Dieu defende la droit
Motto Translation: God defends the right.


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Citations


  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 93)
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LADY BRUCE 1846. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1846LadyBruce.htm


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