The ancestors of the bearers of the Redfearne family name are thought have lived in ancient Anglo-Saxon England
. They were first found in the region of Redfern
Early Origins of the Redfearne family
The surname Redfearne 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.
Early History of the Redfearne family
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Redfearne Spelling Variations
Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon
surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations
. Changes in Anglo-Saxon
names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Redfearne include Redferne, Redfern, Reedfern, Readfern, Reddfern, Redfearn, Redfinn, Redfyne and many more.
Early Notables of the Redfearne family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Redfearne family to the New World and Oceana
Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Redfearne or a variant listed above: 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..
Historic Events for the Redfearne family
- Mr. Charles Hugh Redfearne (1918-1941), Australian Stoker from Perth, Western Australia, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II and died in the sinking CITATION[CLOSE]
HMAS Sydney II, Finding Sydney Foundation - Roll of Honour. (Retrieved 2014, April 24) . Retrieved from http://www.findingsydney.com/roll.asp