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The ancestors of the name Redfern date back to the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Redfern family lived in the region of Redfern in Lancashire.

Redfern Early Origins



The surname Redfern 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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Redfern Spelling Variations


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Redfern Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Redfern are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Redfern include: Redferne, Redfern, Reedfern, Readfern, Reddfern, Redfearn, Redfinn, Redfyne and many more.

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Redfern Early History


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Redfern Early History



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

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Redfern Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Redfern Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Redfern or a variant listed above:

Redfern Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Isabel Redfern who settled in Massachusetts in 1635

Redfern Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Redfern, who landed in Charleston, South Carolina in 1825
  • Edward Redfern, aged 24, arrived in Kansas in 1869
  • Benjamin, Francis, James, John, Joseph, Robert, Samuel, and Thomas Redfern all settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania between 1848 and 1880

Redfern Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Charles R Redfern, who landed in Esquimalt, British Columbia in 1862

Redfern Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Redfern, English convict from Lancaster, who was transported aboard the "Andromeda" on October 16, 1826, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Andromeda voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1826 with 147 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/andromeda/1826
  • Esther Redfern arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "The Stratheden" in 1850
  • William Redfern, aged 24, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Hydaspes" in 1851
  • William Redfern, aged 24, a miner, arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Hydaspes"
  • Joseph Redfern, aged 25, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Marion"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Redfern (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Redfern (post 1700)



  • John Redfern, American politician, Mayor of Hibbing, Minnesota, 1901
  • Fred C. Redfern, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from South Carolina, 1928
  • Francis W. Redfern (b. 1842), American Republican politician, Member of Michigan State House of Representatives from Clinton County, 1893-96
  • Donald B. Redfern, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Iowa 3rd District, 1988
  • Chris Redfern, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 2004, 2008; Ohio Democratic State Chair, 2008; Presidential Elector for Ohio, 2012
  • Alfred Redfern, American politician, Member of Pennsylvania State House of Representatives from Philadelphia County, 1879-80
  • Chris Redfern (b. 1964), American Democratic politician from the state of Ohio
  • Philip Redfern, English Deputy Director, Office of Population, Census and Surveys
  • Cameron S Redfern (b. 1968), pseudonym of Australian Sonya Louise Hartnett, author of fiction for adults, young adults, and children
  • Charles Edward Redfern (1839-1929), English-born jeweller and Canadian politician, Mayor of Victoria from 1882 to 1883 and from 1896 to 1899
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Andromeda voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1826 with 147 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/andromeda/1826

Other References

  1. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  2. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  3. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  5. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  6. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  7. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  8. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  9. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  10. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
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The Redfern Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Redfern 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.

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