Early Origins of the Redshaw family
The surname Redshaw was first found in Yorkshire
where they held a family seat
as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1297 when Nicholas de Redschage held estates in that shire.
Early History of the Redshaw family
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Redshaw Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Redshaw has undergone many spelling variations
, including Redshaw, Redshawe, Readshaw, Readshawe, Ridshaw, Radshaw, Radshawe, Readshore and many more.
Early Notables of the Redshaw family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Redshaw family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Redshaw were among those contributors:
Redshaw Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- William Redshaw, aged 25, who landed in New York in 1812 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
- John Spencer Redshaw, aged 59, who emigrated to the United States from Sunderland, in 1899
Redshaw Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Joseph Redshaw, aged 15, who settled in America from Spennymoore, England, in 1906
- Olive Redshaw, aged 2, who landed in America from Hull, in 1906
- Hannah M. Redshaw, aged 37, who landed in America from Hull, in 1906
- Charles Redshaw, aged 18, who landed in America from Spennymoore, England, in 1906
- Edith Redshaw, aged 20, who settled in America from Spennymoore, England, in 1906
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Redshaw Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
- James Redshaw, aged 58, who settled in Toronto, Canada, in 1915
- Mary Redshaw, aged 54, who settled in Toronto, Canada, in 1915
Contemporary Notables of the name Redshaw (post 1700)
- Jack Redshaw (b. 1990), English footballer
- Mark Redshaw (b. 1984), English professional footballer
- Ray Redshaw (b. 1958), retired professional English footballer