Early Origins of the Redsten family
The surname Redsten was first found in at Radstone, in South Northamptonshire. The village and civil parish dates back to the Domesday Book
when it was spelled Rodestone. There it was part of the Alboldstow Hundred
and was land of Earl Hugh. CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
The name was derived from the Old English word rod-stan which meant "place at the rood-stone or stone cross" CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Early History of the Redsten family
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Redsten Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Redsten have been found, including Radstone, Radston, Redstone, Redston, Radeston and others.
Early Notables of the Redsten family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Redsten family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England
. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England
, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Redsten, or a variant listed above: Tho Redstone, who was in Virginia in 1704; as well as Henry, Thomas and William Redstone, all recorded in New York as British Aliens in America during the War of 1812..