Reddoch History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Reddoch family

The surname Reddoch 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 Reddoch family

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

Reddoch Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Reddoch family (pre 1700)

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United States Reddoch migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Reddoch Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Alex C. Reddoch, aged 35, originally from Edinburgh, who arrived in New York in 1907 aboard the ship "Columbia" from Glasgow, Scotland [3]
  • Christina R. Reddoch, aged 2, originally from Turriff, Scotland, who arrived in New York, New York, N.Y. in 1909 aboard the ship "California" from Glasgow via Moville [4]
  • Hugh W. Reddoch, originally from Turriff, Scotland, who arrived in New York, New York, N.Y. in 1909 aboard the ship "California" from Glasgow via Moville [5]
  • Allen Reddoch, aged 28, who arrived in New York in 1924 from Auckland, New Zealand [6]


  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. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXF8-C2L : 6 December 2014), Alex C. Reddoch, 02 Apr 1907; citing departure port Glasgow, arrival port New York, ship name Columbia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JX1D-L2N : 6 December 2014), Christina R. Reddoch, 23 Aug 1909; citing departure port Glasgow via Moville, arrival port New York, New York, N.Y., ship name California, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  5. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JX1D-L2J : 6 December 2014), Hugh W. Reddoch, 23 Aug 1909; citing departure port Glasgow via Moville, arrival port New York, New York, N.Y., ship name California, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  6. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JN41-W28 : 6 December 2014), Allen Reddoch, 16 Sep 1924; citing departure port Auckland, New Zealand, arrival port New York, ship name , NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).


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