Reddington History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Reddington family

The surname Reddington was first found in Lancashire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor of Wrightenton. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century at Wrightington.

One of the first records of the family was John Rodington (died 1348), an English Franciscan, was probably a native of Ruddington, Nottinghamshire. He was educated at Oxford, where he graduated D.D., and at Paris. [1]

Early History of the Reddington family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Reddington research. Another 143 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1580, 1455, 1487, 1499, 1551, 1426, 1357, 1358, 1360, 1505, 1540, 1525, 1602 and 1172 are included under the topic Early Reddington History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Reddington Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Ridington, Riddington, Rightington, Wrightington, Wrightenton, Writington, Writttington, Ritington, Rittington, Redington, Reddington, Rettington and many more.

Early Notables of the Reddington family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include John Redman (1499-1551), English Master of Trinity College, Cambridge; and Sir Richard Redman (died 1426), English politician, Speaker of the House of Commons, was son of Sir Matthew Redman of Levens, Westmorland. His father, probably a son of Sir Matthew Redman who sat for Westmorland in the parliaments of 1357 and 1358 and died in 1360. Richard Redman (died 1505), was Bishop of...
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Reddington Ranking

In the United States, the name Reddington is the 16,761st most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [2]

Ireland Migration of the Reddington family to Ireland

Some of the Reddington family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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United States Reddington migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Reddington Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Elizabeth Reddington, who landed in Maryland in 1673 [3]
  • Daniel Reddington, who arrived in New England in 1685 [3]
  • Abraham Reddington, who landed in New England in 1686 [3]
Reddington Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Patrick Reddington, who arrived in New York, NY in 1816 [3]

Canada Reddington migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Reddington Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • John Reddington, aged 22, a labourer, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Trafalgar" from Galway, Ireland
  • Miss. Helen Reddington who was emigrating through Grosse Isle Quarantine Station, Quebec aboard the ship "Princess Royal" departing 5th May 1847 from Liverpool, England; the ship arrived on 16th June 1847 but she died on board [4]
  • Mr. Michael Reddington, aged 40 who was emigrating through Grosse Isle Quarantine Station, Quebec aboard the ship "Sisters" departing 22nd April 1847 from Liverpool, England; the ship arrived on 20th June 1847 but he died on board [4]

Contemporary Notables of the name Reddington (post 1700) +

  • Jimmy Reddington, American actor, known for The Damned United (2009), Keith Lemon: The Film (2012) and We'll Think of Something (1986)
  • Frank Reddington, American Democratic Party politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from New Canaan, 1930 [5]
  • Ian Reddington (b. 1957), English actor, known for his roles in Coronation Street (1960), Highlander (1986) and EastEnders (1985)
  • Stuart Reddington (b. 1978), English former professional footballer
  • Helen Reddington (b. 1950), English rock performer and author
  • Martin Charles "Tony Reddin" Reddington (1919-2015), Irish hurler for the Galway and Tipperary
  • Daryll Reddington (b. 1972), former New Zealand cricketer
  • William "Bill" Reddington Hewlett (1913-2001), American Engineer and co-founder, with David Packard, of the Hewlett-Packard Company (HP)


  1. ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
  2. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  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)
  4. ^ 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)
  5. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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