Redmond A surname of either Gaelic or Cambro-Norman origin. The Cambro-Norman surname derived from the French Raimond; Old German Raginmunnd compound of ragan ‘counsel’ ‘might’ and mund ‘protection’. The ancestry of the Wexford Redmonds is traceable to Alexander FitzRedmond who was granted the Hook area in the first Norman settlement. The MacDavymore Branch of the MacMurrough adopted the surname Redmond in the seventeenth century. They occupied the North Wexford area. In 1890 the estimated numbers bearing the name was 3,539, and it was principally found in Wexford, Dublin and Wicklow. In the United States it is the 1,573rd most numerous surname with an estimated 22,000 bearers.
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