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Redden Last Name History & Origin

Updated Jul 18, 2021


English: topographic name for someone who lived in a patch of cleared woodland, from Middle English reden 'clearing'
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names Oxforford University Press


The surname Redden was first found in the parish of Sprouston, Roxburghshire, at Redden, formerly a grange of the Abbey of Kelso. Some of the first records of the family were Henry de Reueden who witnessed a charter of part of Auchynlec to Waldeus filius Boydoni between 1160 and 1180, and about 1180 Hugh de Reueden witnessed a grant to the Abbey of Kelso by Radulph de Veir. "About the year 1250 there is recorded a confirmation by John, son of Hugh de Reveden, to Galfridus de Eskford. In 1258 Hugh de Reueden resigned the lands called Floris (now Floors) to the Abbey of Kelso, and a charter of 1285 establishes the descent of Hugh, son and heir of John son of Hugh de Reuedene." [1]

Much further south in Devon England, "Raddon, in the [Raddon Hills of Shobrooke] gave the name to the family of Raddon." [2]

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Reden, Reddin, Redin,Reddan

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Famous People named Redden

Don Redden, American basketball player
James Anthony "Jim" Redden Jr. (b. 1929), American judge and politician
Monroe Minor Redden (1901-1987), Democratic U.S. Congressman
Curtis Gerald "Cap" Redden (1881-1919), American football player
Billy Redden (b. 1956), American actor best known for his role as Lonnie, the banjo-playing boy, in the 1972 movie Deliverance
Barry Redden (b. 1960), former American football running back
Monroe Redden Jr., American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1964 [7]
Maurice A. Redden, American Democratic Party politician, Candidate for New Hampshire State House of Representatives from Dover 1st Ward, 1938 [7]
Jack Redden, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from California 8th District, 1974 [7]
George D. Redden Jr., American Democratic Party politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Rensselaer County 2nd District, 1932 [7]

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Carla Nelson
Carla Nelson
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Carla Nelson commented
i am looking for any information on adelia higley who was married to george grant redden. he died on the plains, and we do not know what happened to her. her birthdate is 03-08-1794 and our spread sheet says she died- 02-13-1864. we have tried all sites, and nobody seems to know what happened to her, i am a direct decendant of return jackson redden, which is one of her and georges son's. one site says that she is buried in hoytsville or coalville utah. but that is her daughter. they kept poor records in them days, but the higley family should have something on her, if this is the right higley family. we would be so elated if we found out anything on her. please contact me at - [contact link] thank you.
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Virginia Palmer
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Virginia Palmer commented
My grandfather was Charles Redden born 22 April 1893. His mother died in 1897 when he was 4 and he was adopted by Theodore West and Pheobe (Watson) West. The only other name I have is his biological father Frank Redden. I believe Charles was born in Newieden, NY in the town of Tusten, NY.
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Rob Redden
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Rob Redden commented
hi i am looking for info on raleigh cty, wv reddens and braggs please contact trying to further my reseach also families of kidwells-goodsons-smiths
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