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Redfearn is a name whose history is connected to the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Redfearn family once lived in the region of Redfern in Lancashire.

Redfearn Early Origins



The surname Redfearn was first found in Lancashire where they held a family seat as Lords of the manor of Redfern near Rochdale, some say before the Norman Conquest in 1066 A.D.

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Redfearn Spelling Variations


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Redfearn Spelling Variations



Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Redfearn family name include Redferne, Redfern, Reedfern, Readfern, Reddfern, Redfearn, Redfinn, Redfyne and many more.

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Redfearn Early History


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Redfearn Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Redfearn research. Another 276 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1604, 1610, and 1616 are included under the topic Early Redfearn History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Redfearn Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Redfearn Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration



For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Redfearn surname or a spelling variation of the name include: Isabel Redfern who settled in Massachusetts in 1635; Benjamin, Francis, James, John, Joseph, Robert, Samuel, and Thomas Redfern all settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania between 1848 and 1880..

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Contemporary Notables of the name Redfearn (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Redfearn (post 1700)



  • Alec K Redfearn, American musician and composer based out of Providence, Rhode Island
  • William Townley Redfearn (d. 1947), American politician, Member of South Carolina State Senate from Kershaw County, 1943-47
  • Audrey Redfearn, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1988
  • Joseph Redfearn, first class English cricketer who played one match for Yorkshire County Cricket Club in 1890
  • David Redfearn, English former professional rugby league footballer
  • Alan Redfearn, English former professional rugby league footballer of the 1970s and '80s
  • Neil Redfearn (b. 1965), English footballer and manager
  • Brain Redfearn (b. 1935), English former professional footballer
  • Sir Herbert Redfearn, English Chairman, Siddall & Hilton Ltd., and all subsidiary companies, Yorkshire

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    2. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    4. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    6. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    7. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    8. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    9. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    10. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
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    The Redfearn Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Redfearn Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 9 December 2015 at 09:12.

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