The Ridpath/Redpath/Reidpath originated in Scotland around ca. 1200. The family name seems to have come from the area of Redpath located in Berwickshire, Scotland. My line came to the US in ca 1760 and settled in VA. John Ridpath died as a result of wounds suffered during the battle of Germantown, PA on Oct 4, 1777. I am researching and offering any information that I have acquired on the History and families bearing the name Ridpath, Redpath and Reidpath that I have.