Redditt History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Redditt family

The surname Redditt 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 Redditt family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Redditt 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 Redditt History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Redditt Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Redditt family (pre 1700)

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


United States Redditt migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Redditt Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • William Redditt, who arrived in Virginia in 1702 [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Redditt (post 1700) +

  • John S. Redditt, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1940, 1944 [4]
  • Emily Redditt, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 2012 [4]


  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)
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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