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Early Origins of the Redeswood family


The surname Redeswood was first found in Northumberland where they held a family seat on the English/Scottish border. After the Norman Conquest of England many of Duke William's rebellious Barons moved north. The border became a convenient no-man's land. Notable families such as the Percy, the Umfravilles and the Nevilles gathered many supporting clans around them. In the 16th century they became known as the 'unruly clans'. In that century, many of those clans drove their herds south, and they settled in Yorkshire and Lancashire. The name was first recorded in the year John of Redewood held knights fees in that shire. It is most likely that this person was an Umfraville.

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Early History of the Redeswood family

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Early History of the Redeswood family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Redeswood research.
Another 193 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1527, 1527 and 1642 are included under the topic Early Redeswood History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Redeswood Spelling Variations

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Redeswood Spelling Variations


During the era when a person's name, tribe and posterity was one of his most important possessions, many different spellings were found in the archives examined. Redeswood occurred in many references, and spelling variations of the name found included Redwood, Reedwood, Redewood, Redeswood, Reedswood and many more.

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Early Notables of the Redeswood family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Redeswood family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Redeswood family to Ireland

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Migration of the Redeswood family to Ireland


Some of the Redeswood family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 57 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Migration of the Redeswood family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Redeswood family to the New World and Oceana


Gradually becoming disenchanted with life in Ireland many of these uprooted families sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. These overcrowded ships often arrived with only 60 to 70% of their original passenger list, many dying of illness and the elements, were buried at sea. In North America, early immigrants bearing the family name Redeswood, or a spelling variation of the surname include: settlers, who arrived along the eastern seaboard, from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands.

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