Redwine History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Redwine family

The surname Redwine was first found in Northumberland where they held a family seat on the English/Scottish border. After the Norman Conquest of England many of Duke William's rebellious Barons moved north. The border became a convenient no-man's land. Notable families such as the Percy, the Umfravilles and the Nevilles gathered many supporting clans around them. In the 16th century they became known as the 'unruly clans'. In that century, many of those clans drove their herds south, and they settled in Yorkshire and Lancashire. The name was first recorded in the year John of Redewood held knights fees in that shire. It is most likely that this person was an Umfraville.

Early History of the Redwine family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Redwine research. Another 97 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1527, 1527 and 1642 are included under the topic Early Redwine History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Redwine Spelling Variations

Although the name, Redwine, appeared in many references, from time to time, the surname was shown with the spellings Redwood, Reedwood, Redewood, Redeswood, Reedswood and many more.

Early Notables of the Redwine family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Redwine Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ireland Migration of the Redwine family to Ireland

Some of the Redwine family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 33 words (2 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Redwine family

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 Redwine family name Redwine, or who bore a variation of the surname were settlers, who arrived along the eastern seaboard, from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands.


Contemporary Notables of the name Redwine (post 1700) +

  • Robert J. Redwine, American politician, Independent Candidate for Mayor of Reading, Ohio, 1945 [1]
  • Olivia M. Redwine, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1940; Candidate for Presidential Elector for California, 1940 [1]
  • Marcus Redwine, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1936 [1]
  • M. M. Redwine, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1912 [1]
  • Clyde C. Redwine, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1940; Presidential Elector for California, 1940 [1]
  • Charles D. Redwine, American Democrat politician, Member of Georgia State Senate 26th District, 1923-24; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Georgia, 1952 [1]


  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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