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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 Redmond 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 Redmond is Rťamonn.

Redmond Early Origins



The surname Redmond 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. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
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." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Redmond Spelling Variations


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Redmond Spelling Variations



Since church officials and medieval scribes spelt each name as it sounded to them; as a result, a single person could accumulate many different versions of his name within official records. A close examination of the origins of the name Redmond revealed the following spelling variations: 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.

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Redmond Early History


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Redmond Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Redmond research. Another 255 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1691, 1499, 1551, 1546, 1551, 1426, 1415, 1505, 1541, 1602, 1570 and 1594 are included under the topic Early Redmond History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Redmond Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Redmond Early Notables (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...

Another 46 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Redmond 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



Ireland's Great Potato Famine left the country's inhabitants in extreme poverty and starvation. Many families left their homeland for North America for the promise of work, freedom and land ownership. Although the Irish were not free of economic and racial discrimination in North America, they did contribute greatly to the rapid development of bridges, canals, roads, and railways. Eventually, they would be accepted in other areas such as commerce, education, and the arts. An examination of immigration and passenger lists revealed many bearing the name Redmond:

Redmond Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Redmond, who arrived in Maryland in 1678

Redmond Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Patrick Redmond settled with his wife Bridget and four children in New York State in 1804
  • Bernard Redmond, aged 58, arrived in New York in 1806
  • Maurice Redmond, aged 18, landed in North Carolina in 1812
  • Thomas Redmond, aged 35, arrived in New York in 1812
  • Mathew Redmond, who arrived in Charleston, South Carolina in 1826
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Redmond Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Michael Redmond, who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1749
  • Private Nicholas Redmond U.E., (Redman, Ridman) (b. 1760) born Wexford, Ireland from Long Island, New York who settled in Eastern District, Matilda [South Dundas], Ontario c. 1784 he served in Prince of Wales American Regiment, married to Anna Mae Welsh having 7 children [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Redmond Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Lawrence Redmond, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1812
  • Stephen Redmond, who landed in Canada in 1816
  • Edward Redmond, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1834

Redmond Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Laurence Redmond, a carpenter, arrived in Van Diemenís Land (now Tasmania) sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • Joseph Redmond, a painter, arrived in Van Diemenís Land (now Tasmania) sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • John Redmond, British convict from Malta, who was transported aboard the "Anson" on September 23, 1843, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anson voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1843 with 499 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anson/1843
  • Mary Redmond, aged 24, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Victoria Regia"

Redmond Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Peter Redmond arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Pegasus" in 1865
  • W. H. Redmond arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "City of Auckland" in 1870
  • Denis Redmond, aged 26, a miner, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bebington" in 1872
  • Mary Redmond, aged 22, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bebington" in 1872
  • Mary Redmond, aged 1, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bebington" in 1872
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Redmond (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Redmond (post 1700)



  • Margery "Marge" Redmond (b. 1930), American actress
  • Harry John Redmond (1887-1960), American Major League Baseball second baseman
  • Jay Redmond, American Republican politician, Candidate for West Virginia State House of Delegates 51st District, 2012
  • James M. Redmond, American politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Mercer County, 1848-49
  • James J. Redmond, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1928
  • James Redmond, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 2000
  • Everett A. Redmond, American Democrat politician, Chair of Delaware County Democratic Party, 1965
  • Audrey Redmond, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 2004
  • Audrena Redmond, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 2004
  • Mrs. A. M. Redmond, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Mississippi, 1952
  • ... (Another 30 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Redmond Historic Events


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Redmond Historic Events




Halifax Explosion

  • Mrs. Annie† Redmond (1864-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917

HMAS Sydney II

  • Mr. Eric Neville Redmond (1919-1941), Australian Ordinary Signalman from North Perth, Western Australia, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II on the 19th November 1941 and died during the sinking

RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. James Redmond, English Vegetable Cook from England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  3. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  4. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anson voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1843 with 499 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anson/1843

Other References

  1. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
  2. Johnson, Daniel F. Irish Emigration to New England Through the Port of Saint John, New Brunswick Canada 1841-1849. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield, 1996. Print.
  3. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  4. MacLysaght, Edward. Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7).
  5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  6. 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.
  7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  8. Woodham-Smith, Cecil. The Great Hunger Ireland 1845-1849. New York: Old Town Books, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-385-3).
  9. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of Ireland. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1969. Print.
  10. Hickey, D.J. and J.E. Doherty. A New Dictionary of Irish History form 1800 2nd Edition. Dublin: Gil & MacMillian, 2003. Print.
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The Redmond Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Redmond 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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