Redpath History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Redpath family
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.
Early History of the Redpath family
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Redpath Spelling Variations
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.
Early Notables of the Redpath family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family name during their early history was Thomas Redpath, Chief of the Clan in 1602. George Ridpath (died 1726), was a Scottish whig journalist who seems to have been born in Berwickshire. His father may have been George Readpath, who inherited land from his father, Thomas, in 1654. Ridpath himself claimed connection with the Gordons. In 1687 Ridpath published a new method of shorthand, 'Shorthand yet Shorter,' with...
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Migration of the Redpath family to Ireland
Some of the Redpath family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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| Redpath migration to the United States ||+|
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 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, who arrived in New York in 1816 
- James Redpath, who landed in New York, NY in 1840 
- Edward Redpath, who settled in Philadelphia in 1853
- Alexander Redpath, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1878 
| Redpath migration to Canada ||+|
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Redpath Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- John Redpath, a stonemason, who settled in Montreal in 1816
| Redpath migration to Australia ||+|
Emigration to Australia
followed the First Fleets
of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:
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 
- Miss Mary Redpath, English convict who was convicted in Surrey, England for life, transported aboard the "Diana" on 4th December 1832, arriving in New South Wales, Australia 
- Anne Redpath, aged 19, a dairy maid, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Nugget" 
- Lavinia Redpath, aged 22, a dairy maid, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Nugget" 
- Alicia Redpath, aged 20, a dairy maid, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Nugget" 
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| Redpath 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:
Redpath Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Walter Redpath, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Oliver Lang" in 1858
- Mr. Robert Redpath, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Nourmahal" arriving in Dunedin, Otaga, South Island, New Zealand on 5th May 1858 
- Mr. Thomas Redpath, Scottish settler travelling from Glasgow aboard the ship "Robert Henderson" arriving in Dunedin, Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 3rd September 1860 
- Miss Redpath, Scottish settler travelling from Glasgow aboard the ship "Robert Henderson" arriving in Dunedin, Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 3rd September 1860 
|Contemporary Notables of the name Redpath (post 1700) ||+|
- James Redpath (1833-1891), American reformer, journalist and antislavery activist
- Bill Redpath, American Chairman of the United States Libertarian Party
- James Redpath, American politician, Member of Minnesota State Senate 12th District, 1857-58 
- Bryan William Redpath (b. 1971), English rugby union player
- Peter Redpath (1821-1894), Canadian merchant and philanthropist, son of John Redpath, born at Montreal
- 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
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- ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
- ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 27) Andromeda voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1832 with 186 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/andromeda/1832
- ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 5th July 2021). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/Diana
- ^ South Australian Register Tuesday 4th July 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Nugget 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/nugget1854.shtml.
- ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
- ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html