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Early Origins of the Redwood family


The surname Redwood 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 Redwood family


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Redwood Spelling Variations


Although the name, Redwood, 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 Redwood family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Redwood family to Ireland


Some of the Redwood family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Redwood family to the New World and Oceana


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 Redwood family name Redwood, or who bore a variation of the surname were

Redwood Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • James Redwood, who arrived in Virginia in 1648 [1]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)

Redwood Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Susanna Redwood, who arrived in Virginia in 1711 [1]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)

Redwood Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Redwood, who landed in Mississippi in 1825 [1]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)
  • Langford W L Redwood, who landed in New York in 1844 [1]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)

Redwood Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Henry Redwood, aged 48, a farmer, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "George Fyfe" in 1842
  • Henry Redwood, aged 20, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "George Fyfe" in 1842
  • Thomas Redwood, aged 9, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "George Fyfe" in 1842
  • Charles Redwood, aged 5, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "George Fyfe" in 1842
  • Francis Redwood, aged 3, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "George Fyfe" in 1842

Contemporary Notables of the name Redwood (post 1700)


  • John E. Redwood (b. 1864), American Republican politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Franklin County, 1926-29 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Charles Edward Joseph "Charlie" Redwood (1878-1954), English rugby union player who represented Australia
  • Hubert Redwood (1913-1943), English footballer
  • Henry Redwood (1823-1907), English-born, New Zealand farmer, politician and racehorse breeder, brother of Francis Redwood
  • Francis William Mary Redwood SM (1839-1935), English-born, New Zealand Roman Catholic Archbishop of Wellington, Metropolitan of New Zealand
  • Bernard Boverton Redwood (1874-1911), British two-time gold medalist motorboat racer at the 1908 Summer Olympics
  • Zahra Redwood (b. 1985), Jamaican beauty queen who competed in the Miss Universe 2007, Miss Jamaica Universe 2007
  • Theophilus Redwood (1806-1892), Welsh pharmacist, one of the founding members of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain, Secretary of the Cavendish Society (1846-1872)
  • John Alan Redwood (b. 1951), British Conservative Party politician and Member of Parliament for Wokingham in Berkshire, former Secretary of State for Wales (1993-1995)

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Citations


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


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