Reddy History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Reddy family

The surname Reddy was first found in Angus (Gaelic: Aonghas), part of the Tayside region of northeastern Scotland, and present day Council Area of Angus, formerly known as Forfar or Forfarshire, where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

Early History of the Reddy family

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Reddy Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Reddy, Reddie, Readdie, Reedie, Reidie and others.

Early Notables of the Reddy family (pre 1700)

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Ireland Migration of the Reddy family to Ireland

Some of the Reddy family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Reddy migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Reddy Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Elida Reddy, who landed in Virginia in 1702 [1]
  • Alexander Reddy, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1746 [1]
Reddy Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Edward Reddy, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1812 [1]
  • Timothy Reddy, aged 34, who arrived in New York in 1812 [1]
  • James Reddy, who arrived in New York, NY in 1817 [1]
  • John Reddy, who settled in Boston in 1823
  • Owen Reddy, who arrived in New York, NY in 1824 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Canada Reddy migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Reddy Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Miss. Ann Reddy, aged 2 who immigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Wolfville" departing from the port of Sligo, Ireland but died on Grosse Isle in June 1847 [2]
  • Mr. Bryan Reddy, aged 23 who immigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Larch" departing from the port of Sligo, Ireland but died on Grosse Isle in September 1847 [2]
  • Mr. Bryan Reddy, aged 23 who immigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Greenock" departing from the port of Liverpool, England but died on Grosse Isle in September 1847 [2]
  • Mr. John Reddy, aged 35 who immigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Ocean Queen" departing from the port of Cork, Ireland but died on Grosse Isle in August 1847 [2]
  • Miss. Mary Reddy, aged 14 who immigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Greenock" departing from the port of Liverpool, England but died on Grosse Isle in August 1847 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Australia Reddy migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Reddy Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mary Reddy, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Inconstant" in 1849 [3]

New Zealand Reddy migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Reddy Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. David Reddy, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Spray of the Ocean" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 1st September 1859 [4]
  • Mrs. Rose Reddy, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Spray of the Ocean" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 1st September 1859 [4]
  • Mr. William Reddy, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Spray of the Ocean" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 1st September 1859 [4]
  • Mr. David Reddy, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Spray of the Ocean" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 1st September 1859 [4]
  • Thomas F. Reddy, aged 27, a farm labourer, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Maraval" in 1879
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Reddy (post 1700) +

  • Helen Reddy (1941-2020), Australian-born American singer and actress, perhaps best known for her hit, "I Am Woman", an anthem for feminism
  • Rob Reddy, American singer
  • William E. Reddy, American politician, Speaker of the Rhode Island State House of Representatives, 1933-37 [5]
  • William A. Reddy, American politician, First Selectman of Killingly, Connecticut, 1947-57 [5]
  • Sai Reddy, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Georgia, 2008 [5]
  • Narrender Reddy (b. 1955), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Georgia, 2004, 2008 (alternate) [5]
  • John H. Reddy, American politician, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Tennessee, 1953, 1961-69 [5]
  • Bob Reddy, American politician, Candidate for Mayor of Cadillac, Michigan, 2003 [5]
  • Jaya Prakash Reddy (1946-2020), Indian actor
  • K. Jayachandra Reddy (1929-2020), Indian justice of the Supreme Court of India
  • ... (Another 18 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  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. 52)
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The INCONSTANT the Voyage - 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Inconstant.htm
  4. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  5. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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