Reed


Reed
This ancient surname, of English origin with variant spellings Reade, Reede, and Reide, has three sources. Firstly, it may be a nickname for a person with red hair or a ruddy complexion, deriving from the Middle English "re(a)d", Olde English pre 7th Century "read" meaning "red". Secondly, it may be a topographical name for someone who lived in a clearing in woodland, deriving from the Olde English "ried, ryd". Thirdly, it may be a locational name from any of the various places called Read or Reed. Read in Lancashire derives its name from a contracted form of the Olde English "roege" meaning "female roe deer" plus "heafod", "head(land)". Rede in Suffolk is so called from the Olde English "hreod" meaning "reeds", and Reed in Hertfordshire derives from the Olde English "ryht" meaning "brushwood". The surname dates back to the early 11th Century (see below). Further recordings include Hugo le Rede (1220), the Curia Regis Rolls of Lancashire, and Hamo le Reed (1296), the Subsidy Rolls of Sussex. Church Records include Barsabe Reede who was christened on May 2nd 1548 in St. Dionis Backchurch, London, and James Reed who was christened on June 16th 1605 in St. Dunstan's, Stepney, London. Mary Reed, aged 17 yrs., a famine emigrant, sailed from Liverpool aboard the "Devonshire", bound for New York on April 10th 1846. A Coat of Arms granted to the family has the blazon of gules a saltire ore between four garb's ore. The crest being from an oak tree stump an eagle rising. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Leofwine Reade, which was dated 1016 - 1020, in the "Olde English Bynames of Kent", during the reign of King Ethelred 1, known as "The Unready", 978 - 1016. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

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  • Reed — Reed, n. [AS. hre[ o]d; akin to D. riet, G. riet, ried, OHG. kriot, riot.] 1. (Bot.) A name given to many tall and coarse grasses or grasslike plants, and their slender, often jointed, stems, such as the various kinds of bamboo, and especially… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Reed — can refer to: * REED, a theatre research centre at the University of Toronto, Canada* Edward C. Reed High School, Sparks, Nevada * Reed Airport * Reed College, Portland, Oregon * Reed (Company), group of companies offering employment related… …   Wikipedia

  • Reed — /reed/, n. 1. Sir Carol, 1906 76, British film director. 2. Ishmael (Scott), born 1938, U.S. novelist and poet. 3. John, 1887 1920, U.S. journalist and poet. 4. Stanley Forman /fawr meuhn/, 1884 1980, U.S. jurist: associate justice of the U.S.… …   Universalium

  • Reed — steht für: Reed College in Portland, Oregon, USA Reed Elsevier, internationale Verlagsgruppe Reed Exhibitions, internationaler Messeveranstalter Reed (Familienname), der Familienname Reed Reed Relais, eine elektrische Schaltvorrichtung Reed… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • reed — reed; reed·buck; reed·en; reed·er; reed·i·ly; reed·i·ness; reed·ing; reed·less; reed·ling; …   English syllables

  • REED (C.) — REED CAROL (1906 1976) Ancien acteur, secrétaire et conseiller théâtral de l’infatigable romancier Edgar Wallace, Carol Reed débute au cinéma comme assistant de David Lean, puis dirige de 1942 à 1945 l’Army Film Unit. À la tradition quasi… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • reed´|i|ly — reed|y «REE dee», adjective, reed|i|er, reed|i|est. 1. full of reeds: »a reedy pond, the broad, reedy fen (Robert Louis Stevenson). 2 …   Useful english dictionary

  • reed|y — «REE dee», adjective, reed|i|er, reed|i|est. 1. full of reeds: »a reedy pond, the broad, reedy fen (Robert Louis Stevenson). 2 …   Useful english dictionary

  • Reed — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Reed hace referencia a: Andre Reed, jugador estadounidense de fútbol americano; Carol Reed, director y prdocutor de cine británico. Donna Reed, actriz estadounidense. John Reed, periodista norteamericano. Obtenido de …   Wikipedia Español

  • Reed — Reed, Carol * * * (as used in expressions) Reed, John Reed, Sir Carol Reed, Thomas B(rackett) Reed, Walter Reed, Willis …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Reed —   [riːd],    1) Sir (seit 1952) Carol, britischer Filmregisseur, * London 30. 12. 1906, ✝ ebenda 25. 4. 1976; kam 1924 (als Schauspieler) zum Theater; ab 1935 Filmregisseur; während des Krieges Dokumentarist.   Filme: Die Sterne blicken herab… …   Universal-Lexikon


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