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It was in the Scottish/English Borderlands that the Strathclyde-Briton people first used the ancient name Redford. It was a name for someone who lived in Midlothian. However, the Redford 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."

Redford Early Origins



The surname Redford 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.

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Redford Spelling Variations


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Redford Spelling Variations



Surnames that evolved in Scotland in the Middle Ages often appear under many spelling variations. These are due to the practice of spelling according to sound in the era before dictionaries had standardized the English language. Redford has appeared as Redford, Redfurd, Rudford, Reidford and others.

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Redford Early History


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Redford Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Redford research. Another 229 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1611, 1612, 1688 and 1547 are included under the topic Early Redford History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Redford Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Redford Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 21 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Redford 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



The North American colonies beckoned, with their ample land and opportunity as their freedom from the persecution suffered by so many Clan families back home. Many Scots even fought against England in the American War of Independence to gain this freedom. Recently, clan societies have allowed the ancestors of these brave Scottish settlers to rediscover their familial roots. Among them:

Redford Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Redford settled in Bermuda in 1635
  • John Redford, aged 16, landed in Bermuda in 1635
  • Martha Redford, who arrived in Virginia in 1664
  • Charles Redford, who landed in Salem, Massachusetts in 1692

Redford Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Grace Redford, who arrived in Georgia in 1733

Redford Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James, John and Thomas Redford all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1870

Redford Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Redford, English convict from Berkshire, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on October 22nd, 1824, settling in New South Wales, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1824 with 9 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1824
  • Herbert Redford arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Sir Edward Parry" in 1849

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Contemporary Notables of the name Redford (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Redford (post 1700)



  • Charles Robert Redford Jr. (b. 1936), American two-time Academy Award winning actor, film director, producer and and founder of the Sundance Film Festival, recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom
  • Emmette Redford (1904-1998), American political scientist and historian
  • Amy Hart Redford (b. 1970), American actress, director, and producer, daughter of Robert Redford
  • David Blair Redford (b. 1983), American actor, best known for playing Tyler "Ty" Mendoza in Switched at Birth
  • Terry Redford, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1980
  • Nancy Redford, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Idaho, 1972
  • Mack Redford, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Idaho, 1972
  • Janice Redford, American politician, Candidate for Wisconsin State Senate 13th District, 1978
  • Carroll M. Redford, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1944, 1948
  • Alvin J. Redford, American Republican politician, Member of Wisconsin State Assembly from Waukesha County 1st District, 1949-58; Defeated, 1958
  • ... (Another 7 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1824 with 9 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1824

Other References

  1. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
  2. Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3).
  3. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
  4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  5. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
  6. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  7. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  8. 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).
  9. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  10. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  11. ...

The Redford Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Redford 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 23 November 2016 at 13:33.

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