× Home
×

Family Crest and History Search
House of Names
FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
An excerpt from www.HouseOfNames.com archives copyright 2000 - 2016


Redstone Early Origins



The surname Redstone 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. [1]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" [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

Close

Redstone Spelling Variations


Expand

Redstone Spelling Variations



Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Redstone include Radstone, Radston, Redstone, Redston, Radeston and others.

Close

Redstone Early History


Expand

Redstone Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Redstone research. Another 25 words (2 lines of text) covering the years 158 and 1587 are included under the topic Early Redstone History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Close

Redstone Early Notables (pre 1700)


Expand

Redstone Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Redstone Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Close

The Great Migration


Expand

The Great Migration



Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Redstone or a variant listed above:

Redstone Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Tho Redstone, who was in Virginia in 1704

Redstone Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Henry, Thomas, and William Redstone, all recorded in New York as British Aliens in America during the War of 1812
  • Henry Redstone, aged 19, arrived in New York in 1812
  • Thomas Redstone, aged 22, landed in New York in 1812
  • William Redstone, aged 29, arrived in New York in 1812

Redstone Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • H. B. Redstone arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "City of Auckland" in 1870
  • Elizabeth Redstone arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "City of Auckland" in 1870
  • Elizabeth Ada Redstone arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "City of Auckland" in 1870
  • Mary Ann Redstone arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "City of Auckland" in 1870
  • John Redstone, aged 21, arrived in Hawkes Bay aboard the ship "Celaeno" in 1872

Close

Redstone Family Crest Products


Expand

Redstone Family Crest Products




Close

See Also


Expand

See Also




Close

Citations


Expand

Citations



  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

Other References

  1. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  2. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  3. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  4. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  5. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  7. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  8. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  10. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  11. ...

The Redstone Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Redstone 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.

This page was last modified on 29 May 2014 at 14:29.

Sign Up

  


FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
House of Names on Facebook
Follow Houseofnames on Twitter
Houseofnames on Pinterest