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REDMAN Family HistoryThis interesting surname, with variant spellings Redman, Readman and Reedman, may have derived from a number of possible origins. Firstly, the name may be of Anglo-Saxon origin, and locational from Redmain in Cumberland, which appeared as "Redeman" in the Pipe Rolls of 1184. This placename is composed of the Olde English pre 7th Century "read", red, and "main" (man), a cairn, a mound of stones erected as a memorial or marker. Secondly, Redman, may have been an English nickname for a person with red hair or a ruddy complexion, from the Olde English elements "read", red, plus "mann", a man. Finally, it may also have originated as a metonymic occupational name for a cutter of reeds or a thatcher, from the Olde English "hreod", reeds, and "mann", man...
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