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The surname Redhead was 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.

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


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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 and printed products wherever possible.

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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
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  • 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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Citations



    Other References

    1. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
    2. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
    3. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
    5. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    7. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    8. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
    9. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    10. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
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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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