Redfin History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The present generation of the Redfin family is only the most recent to bear a name that dates back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. Their name comes from having lived in the region of Redfern in Lancashire.

Early Origins of the Redfin family

The surname Redfin 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 Redfin family

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Redfin Spelling Variations

Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Redfin include Redferne, Redfern, Reedfern, Readfern, Reddfern, Redfearn, Redfinn, Redfyne and many more.

Early Notables of the Redfin family (pre 1700)

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Australia Redfin migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Redfin Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Catherine Redfin, aged 23, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "David Malcolm" [1]
  • Mr. Charles Redfin, English convict who was convicted in Worcester, Worcestershire, England for 10 years, transported aboard the "Clyde" on 11th March 1863, arriving in Western Australia, Australia [2]


  1. ^ South Australian Register Wednesday 5th January 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) David Malcolm 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/davidmalcolm1854.shtml
  2. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 25th February 2021). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/clyde


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