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Where did the English Redpath family come from? What is the English Redpath family crest and coat of arms? When did the Redpath family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Redpath family history?


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.

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.


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.


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


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.


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, 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


  • 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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The Redpath Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Redpath 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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