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The surname Redpath 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.

Although the name, Redpath, appeared in many references, from time to time, the surname was shown with the spellings Redpath, Ridpath, Reidpath, Ridpeth, Redpeth and others.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Redpath research. Another 233 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1376, 1547, 1602, 1597 and 1602 are included under the topic Early Redpath History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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More information is included under the topic Early Redpath Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Some of the Redpath family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 103 words (7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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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 Atlanti c. 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 Redpath family name Redpath, or who bore a variation of the surname were

Redpath Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John and Mary Redpath who settled in Maryland in 1775

Redpath Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Redpath, who landed in America in 1812
  • John Redpath, aged 1, arrived in New York in 1816
  • James Redpath, who landed in New York, NY in 1840
  • Edward Redpath settled in Philadelphia in 1853
  • Alexander Redpath, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1878

Redpath Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • John Redpath, a stonemason, who settled in Montreal in 1816

Redpath Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Redpath, English convict from Surrey, who was transported aboard the "Andromeda" on November 13, 1832, settling in New South Wales, Australia
  • Anne Redpath, aged 19, a dairy maid, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Nugget"
  • Lavinia Redpath, aged 22, a dairy maid, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Nugget"
  • Alicia Redpath, aged 20, a dairy maid, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Nugget"

Redpath Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Walter Redpath arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Oliver Lang" in 1858
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  • James Redpath (1833-1891), American reformer, journalist and antislavery activist
  • James Redpath, American politician, Member of Minnesota State Senate 12th District, 1857-58
  • Bill Redpath, American Chairman of the United States Libertarian Party
  • Bryan William Redpath (b. 1971), English rugby union player
  • William Yates "Willie" Redpath (1922-1989), Scottish professional footballer
  • John Redpath (1796-1869), Scottish-born, Canadian businessman and philanthropist, founder of Redpath Sugar, a Canadian sugar refining company in 1854
  • Ian Ritchie Redpath (b. 1941), former Australian cricketer who played in 66 Tests
  • Jean Redpath MBE (1937-2014), Scottish folk singer and educator
  • Anne Redpath OBE (1895-1965), Scottish painter
  • John Redpath, British Architect
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    Other References

    1. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    2. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    3. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    4. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    5. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    6. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    7. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    8. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    10. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
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