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Redwood Early Origins



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.

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Redwood Spelling Variations


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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.

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Redwood Early History


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Redwood Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Redwood research. Another 193 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1527, 1527 and 1642 are included under the topic Early Redwood History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Redwood Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Redwood Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Redwood In Ireland


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Redwood In Ireland



Some of the Redwood family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 57 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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 Atlanti c. 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

Redwood Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Susanna Redwood, who arrived in Virginia in 1711

Redwood Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Redwood, who landed in Mississippi in 1825
  • Langford W L Redwood, who landed in New York in 1844

Redwood Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Redwood (post 1700)


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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
  • 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


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    2. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    3. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    5. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    6. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    7. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    8. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    9. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    10. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
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    The Redwood Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Redwood 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 10 February 2016 at 08:10.

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