Redmayne History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The Strongbownian invaders added their Norman conventions for surnames to the previously established Irish system for hereditary surnames. One of the most frequent forms of surnames for both cultures was the patronymic surname, which was formed from the name of the bearer's father or grandfather. The Norman tradition that the followers of Strongbow brought with them created such a surname through diminutive suffixes such as -ot, -et, -un, -in, or -el. Occasionally, two suffixes were combined to form a double diminutive, as in the combinations of -el-in, -el-ot, -in-ot, and -et-in. The Normans also formed patronymic surnames in a manner very similar to the Irish: they added a prefix to their father's name. These Anglo-Norman people, however, used the prefix Fitz-, which was derived from the French word fils, and ultimately from the Latin filius, which both mean son. Although this prefix probably originated in Flanders or Normandy, it can now only be found in Ireland. The surname Redmayne is derived from the personal name Raymond, which is derived from the Old French forenames Raimund and Raimond. These are derived from the Old German personal name Raginmund, which literally means counsel-army or might-army. The Gaelic form of the surname Redmayne is Réamonn.
Early Origins of the Redmayne family
The surname Redmayne was first found in County Wexford (Irish: Loch Garman), founded by Vikings as Waesfjord, and located in Southeastern Ireland, in the province of Leinster. Alexander Redmond, the first of this family who bore the surname was of the same stock as the Earl of Pembroke whom he accompanied to Ireland in 1170.  While generally known today as an Irish family, we must take moment to explore the branch of the family that stayed in England, specifically at Yealand-Redmayne in Lancashire. " Anciently, Yealand-Conyers and Yealand-Redmayne appear to have formed one district. In the Testa de Neville it is stated, that 'Mathew de Redeman and Robert de Kemyers, or Cynyers, held the eighth part of a knight's fee in Yeland, of the fee of William de Lancaster, the king's tenant in chief;' hence the origin of the additions to the name. The Conyers and Redmayne families were long connected with Yealand." 
Early History of the Redmayne family
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Redmayne Spelling Variations
It was found during an investigation of the origins of the name Redmayne that church officials and medieval scribes often spelled the name as it sounded. This practice lead to a single person's being documented under many spelling variations. The name Redmayne has existed in the various shapes: Redmond, Reddman, Reddmon, Redman, Reddan, Redmon, Redmand, Readmond, Redmaynd, Redmayne, Reddmayne, Redmane, Reddmane, Reddane, Redmoyne, Redmoynd, Redmain, Redmaine, Redmoine, Reddmyne, Redmyn, Reddmin, Redmin, Redmind and many more.
Early Notables of the Redmayne family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family up to this time was Chevalier Gabriel Redmond who fought with distinction with the Irish Brigade in France; Dr John Redman (1499-1551), English churchman and academic, the first Master of Trinity College, Cambridge (1546-1551); Sir Richard Redman (or Redmayne) (died 1426), British...
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Redmayne migration to Australia +
Emigration to Australia
followed the First Fleets
of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:
Redmayne Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Isaac Redmayne, English convict from Lancaster, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on July 29th, 1823, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia 
- Joseph Redmayne, aged 23, a carpenter, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Europa" 
Redmayne migration to New Zealand +
Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:
Redmayne Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Mr. Redmayne, British settler travelling from London, UK aboard the ship "Bosworth" arriving in Dunedin, South Island, New Zealand on 24th November 1857 
- Mrs. Redmayne, British settler travelling from London, UK aboard the ship "Bosworth" arriving in Dunedin, South Island, New Zealand on 24th November 1857 
- Miss Catherine Redmayne, British settler travelling from London, UK aboard the ship "Bosworth" arriving in Dunedin, South Island, New Zealand on 24th November 1857 
- Miss Elizabeth Redmayne, British settler travelling from London, UK aboard the ship "Bosworth" arriving in Dunedin, South Island, New Zealand on 24th November 1857 
- Miss Anne Redmayne, British settler travelling from London, UK aboard the ship "Bosworth" arriving in Dunedin, South Island, New Zealand on 24th November 1857 
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Contemporary Notables of the name Redmayne (post 1700) +
- Billy Redmayne (d. 2016), Manx soldier and motorcycle racer who died as a result of injuries in a crash at the Oliver's Mount Spring Cup in Scarborough, North Yorkshire
- Richard Augustine Studdert Redmayne KCB, MICE, MIMM, MIME, FGS, (1865-1955), British civil and mining engineer
- Martin Redmayne Bt., DSO, TD, PC (1910-1983), Baron Redmayne, British Conservative politician
- Eddie Redmayne (b. 1982), English Laurence Olivier Award and Tony Award winning actor and model
- Arthur Redmayne (1857-1933), English-born, New Zealand cricketer who played for Canterbury
- Andrew Redmayne (b. 1989), Australian footballer
- Henry Redmayne Holme (1839-1891), Anglican bishop, Bishop of British Honduras (1891)
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- ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
- ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
- ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1823 with 151 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1823
- ^ South Australian Register Monday 14th May 1855. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Europa 1855. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/europa1855.shtml
- ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html