Early Origins of the Ridpeth family
The surname Ridpeth was first found in Berwickshire
where they held a family seat
from early times and their first records appeared on the census rolls taken by the ancient Kings of Scotland
to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.
Early History of the Ridpeth family
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Ridpeth Spelling Variations
The name Ridpeth, appeared in many references, and from time to time, the surname was spelt Redpath, Ridpath, Reidpath, Ridpeth, Redpeth and others.
Early Notables of the Ridpeth family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Ridpeth family to Ireland
Some of the Ridpeth family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Ridpeth family to the New World and Oceana
The New World beckoned as many of the settlers in Ireland
, known as the Scotch/Irish, became disenchanted. They sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. Some called them, less romantically, the "coffin ships." Amongst the early settlers who could be considered kinsmen of the Ridpeth family, or who bore a variation of the surname Ridpeth were John Redpath, a stonemason, who settled in Montreal in 1816; John and Mary Redpath who settled in Maryland in 1775; Edward Redpath settled in Philadelphia in 1853.