× 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 - 2017


Among the the peoples of ancient Scotland, the first to use the name Retfork were the Strathclyde- Britons. Retfork was a name for someone who lived in Midlothian. However, the Retfork 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."

Retfork Early Origins



The surname Retfork 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.

Close

Retfork Spelling Variations


Expand

Retfork Spelling Variations



Medieval Scottish names are rife with spelling variations. This is due to the fact that scribes in that era spelled according to the sound of words, rather than any set of rules. Retfork has been spelled Redford, Redfurd, Rudford, Reidford and others.

Close

Retfork Early History


Expand

Retfork Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Retfork research. Another 229 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1611, 1612, 1688 and 1547 are included under the topic Early Retfork History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Close

Retfork Early Notables (pre 1700)


Expand

Retfork Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 21 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Retfork Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Close

The Great Migration


Expand

The Great Migration



Many Scots were left with few options other than to leave their homeland for the colonies across the Atlantic. Some of these families fought to defend their newfound freedom in the American War of Independence. Others went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of all of these families have recently been able to rediscover their roots through Clan societies and other Scottish organizations. Among them: John Redford settled in Bermuda in 1635; James, John and Thomas Redford all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1870.

Close

Retfork Family Crest Products


Expand

Retfork Family Crest Products




Close

See Also


Expand

See Also




Close

Citations


Expand

Citations



    Other References

    1. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    2. 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).
    3. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
    4. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
    6. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    7. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
    8. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
    9. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    10. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
    11. ...

    The Retfork Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Retfork 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 28 October 2013 at 13:34.

    Sign Up

      


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