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Reidferd History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The name Reidferd was first used by the ancient Strathclyde-Briton people of the Scottish/English Borderlands. The first Reidferd to use this name no doubt lived in Midlothian. However, the Reidferd family name comes from any of several place names in England called Redford, from Old English re-ad meaning "red" and ford, meaning "a place where a river can be crossed."

Early Origins of the Reidferd family


The surname Reidferd was first found in Midlothian, where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Scotland to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

Early History of the Reidferd family


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Reidferd Spelling Variations


Scribes in Medieval Scotland spelled names by sound rather than any set of rules, so an enormous number of spelling variations exist in names of that era. Reidferd has been spelled Redford, Redfurd, Rudford, Reidford and others.

Early Notables of the Reidferd family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Reidferd family to the New World and Oceana


The number of Strathclyde Clan families sailing for North America increased steadily as the persecution continued. In the colonies, they could find not only freedom from the iron hand of the English government, but land to settle on. The American War of Independence allowed many of these settlers to prove their independence, while some chose to go to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Scots played essential roles in the forging of both great nations. Among them: John Redford settled in Bermuda in 1635; James, John and Thomas Redford all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1870.

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