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Where did the Scottish Redhead family come from? What is the Scottish Redhead family crest and coat of arms? When did the Redhead family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Redhead family history?


Spelling variations of this family name include: Redhead, Redhede, Redhed and others.

First found in Fife, where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the census rolls taken by the ancient Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Redhead research. Another 157 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1290, 1358, and 1508 are included under the topic Early Redhead History in all our PDF Extended History products.


More information is included under the topic Early Redhead Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Redhead Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Christopher and Goodwife Redhead settled in Virginia in 1622
  • Christopher Redhead, who arrived in Virginia in 1623

Redhead Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • George Redhead, who landed in Virginia in 1728
  • Elizabeth Redhead and her husband Thomas settled in Virginia in 1736

Redhead Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • B Redhead, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851

Redhead Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • George Redhead, aged 34, a farm labourer, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Dorette" in 1874


  • Wesley Redhead, American politician, Postmaster at Des Moines, Iowa, 1853-61
  • Joseph Redhead, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Mississippi, 1924
  • Kimron Redhead (b. 1981), Grenadian footballer for the Grenada national football team
  • Janelle Redhead (b. 1989), Grenadian sprinter
  • Georgina Redhead, British stage and television actress
  • Leigh Redhead (b. 1971), Australian mystery writer
  • Edward Charles Redhead (1902-1967), British civil servant and politician
  • Brian Leonard Redhead (1929-1994), British author, journalist and broadcaster


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The Redhead Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Redhead 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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