Redman

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Elizabeth Redman married Richard Jennes in St Helier in 1789. There is no record of her baptism

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Origins of surname

There are suggestions that this name could be derived from 'red' and main, meaning a cairn of red stones, but it seems more likely that it was simply a name for a man with red hair or a ruddy complexion.

Early records

The name is found in Jersey as far back as 1666, and in the following decade there were baptisms of children of four different Redman couples, all in St Helier.

A steady flow of baptisms in the parish up to the end of the 17th century was followed by a mere seven in St Brelade and St Lawrence in the next hundred years, and a single, isolated Redman baptism in the middle of the 19th century.

Variants

  • Redman
  • Readman
  • Reedman, probably not a variant, derived from a person working with reeds

Family records

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Births and baptisms



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Family wills


This will created by a member of the Redman family is now held by Jersey Archive. By visiting the archive site and using the names, date and reference number shown here, it is possible to view a copy of each will. You will have to subscribe to the Archive's online service to do this. To find out more about this collection, which covers the period from 1663 to 1948, and how to search for your family's wills there, visit our Jersey wills page

  • Jeanne Redman of St Brelade 4 March 1797 - D/Y/A/15
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