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Redhead Name Study

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Surnames/tags: Redhead Readhead Redheved
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About the Project

The Redhead Name Study project serves as a collaborative platform to collect information on the Redhead name. The hope is that other researchers like you will join the study to help make it a valuable reference point for other genealogists who are researching or have an interest in the Redhead name.

As a One Name Study, this project is not limited to persons who are related biologically. Individual team studies can be used to branch out the research into specific methods and areas of interest, such as geographically (England Redheads), by time period (18th Century Redheads), or by topic (Redhead DNA, Redhead Occupations, Redhead Statistics). These studies may also include a number of family branches which have no immediate link with each other. Some researchers may even be motivated to go beyond the profile identification and research stage to compile fully sourced, single-family histories of some of the families they discover through this name study project.

Also see the related surnames and surname variants.

How to Participate

To join the Redhead Name Study, first start out by browsing our current teams to see if there is a specific study ongoing that fits your interests. If so, feel free to add your name to the Membership list below, post an introduction comment on the specific team page, and then get started.

If a team does not yet exist for your particular area of interest, please contact the Name Study Coordinator: Ralph Redhead for assistance.

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Once you are ready to start, you can also show your project affiliation with the ONS Member Sticker:


Please contact the Study's coordinator Ralph Redhead or post a comment at the foot of the page. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask. Thanks you.


This is a One Name Study to collect together in one place everything about one surname and the variants of that name. The hope is that other researchers like you will join our study to help make it a valuable reference point for people studying lines that cross or intersect.

Research Teams

Research Notes

  • County Durham Archives take ‘Redhead’ as their default spelling/variation. There are a number of recorded variations which continue past 1600: Readhead, Readheade, Readhed, Readheed, Redhed, Reedhead, Reedheade. [1] Other variations include Rudet, Redhod, Reddit, Reditt, Redheved. Redhead-290 09:13, 11 July 2020 (UTC)


  • Ralph Redhead To compile the Redhead variations, formal and social demography and ultimate root sources.


  1. "Spelling Variations/Deviants:Durham: Redhead 1500-1600”,[1].

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