Origin of the Name Redington
family history was found in the allfamilycrests.com archives.
Over the centuries Surnames developed a wide number of variants. Different spellings of the same name can be traced back to an original root. Additionally when a bearer of a name emigrated it was not uncommon that their original name would be incorrectly transcribed in the record books at their new location. Surnames were also often altered over the years based on how they sounded phonetically and depending on the prevailing political conditions it may have been advantageous to change a name from one language to another.
Variants of the name Redington
include Reddington, Reding and Redding. This is a locality name meaning 'of Reading' taken from an important market-town in County Berkshire. This name is usually of English descent and is found in many ancient manuscripts in that country. Examples of such are a Henry de Reding, Rector of Matlask, of County Norfolk, who was recorded in the 'History of Norfolk' in the year 1305. An Elizabeth Reading was recorded as having been baptised at the Church of St. James, Clerkenwell, in the year 1621. A Henry Redding and Mary Tomlinson were recorded as having been married at St. Michael's Church, Cornhill, in the year 1714. Names were recorded in these ancient documents to make it easier for their overlords to collect taxes and to keep a record of the population at any given time. When the overlords acquired lands by either force or as gifts from their rulers, they created charters of ownership for themselves and their vassals. In Ireland these names are usually of immigrant origin, especially in Ulster Province. Redington and Reddington are also occasional variants of the Gaelic names Mulderrig and Redehan.
The Redington coat of arms came into existence centuries ago. The process of creating coats of arms (also often called family crests) began in the eleventh century although a form of Proto-Heraldry may have existed in some countries prior to this. The new art of Heraldry made it possible for families and even individual family members to have their very own coat of arms, including all Redington descendants.