Early Origins of the Redknapp family
The surname Redknapp was first found in Berwickshire
where they held a family seat
from early times and their first records appeared on the census rolls taken by the ancient Kings of Scotland
to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.
Early History of the Redknapp family
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Redknapp Spelling Variations
Although the name, Redknapp, appeared in many references, from time to time, the surname was shown with the spellings Redpath, Ridpath, Reidpath, Ridpeth, Redpeth and others.
Early Notables of the Redknapp family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Redknapp family to Ireland
Some of the Redknapp family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Redknapp family to the New World and Oceana
Gradually becoming disenchanted with life in Ireland
many of these uprooted families sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. These overcrowded ships often arrived with only 60 to 70% of their original passenger list, many dying of cholera, typhoid, dysentery or small pox. In North America, some of the first immigrants who could be considered kinsmen of the Redknapp family name Redknapp, or who bore a variation of the surname were John Redpath, a stonemason, who settled in Montreal in 1816; John and Mary Redpath who settled in Maryland in 1775; Edward Redpath settled in Philadelphia in 1853.