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Redferd History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Among the the peoples of ancient Scotland, the first to use the name Redferd were the Strathclyde- Britons. Redferd was a name for someone who lived in Midlothian. However, the Redferd family name comes from any of several place names in England called Redford, from Old English re-ad meaning "red" and ford, meaning "a place where a river can be crossed."

Early Origins of the Redferd family


The surname Redferd was first found in Midlothian, 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 Scotland to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

Early History of the Redferd family


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Redferd Spelling Variations


Medieval Scottish names are rife with spelling variations. This is due to the fact that scribes in that era spelled according to the sound of words, rather than any set of rules. Redferd has been spelled Redford, Redfurd, Rudford, Reidford and others.

Early Notables of the Redferd family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Redferd family to the New World and Oceana


Many Scots were left with few options other than to leave their homeland for the colonies across the Atlantic. Some of these families fought to defend their newfound freedom in the American War of Independence. Others went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of all of these families have recently been able to rediscover their roots through Clan societies and other Scottish organizations. Among them: John Redford settled in Bermuda in 1635; James, John and Thomas Redford all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1870.

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