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The names Reed and Reid in Ireland are often of immigrant origin having been brought to the country by settlers from England and Scotland in the seventeenth century. The native Gaelic O'Riada Sept of County Tipperary and the O'Maoildeirg Sept of County Mayo have also adopted Reid and Reed as the anglicized forms of their name. Mulderrig, Reade and Red are other variants.

Origen: Normando, Escocés. El apellido de Reid es derivado de la antigua palabra inglesa "Read", que significa "Red -rojo-". Es muy probable que el nombre fue utilizado como apodo para alguien con pelo rojo, antes de llegar a ser su apellido. En otros casos, el apellido de Reid vino sin duda de algunos de los lugares de Gran Bretaña, tal como Read, Lancashire, Rede, Suffolk, y Reed en Hertfordshire. The Origins of the Ried surname are uncertain. In some instances, it was no doubt derived from the Old English word "read," meaning "red,' and was a nickname that came to be a surname. There are also instances where the surname Ried is thought to be derived from one of various place names, such as Read in Lancashire, and Rede in Suffolk. First found in Aberdeenshire where the name has been found since the 14th century. Ancient charters show the name as Rufus (Latinized), records include an Ada Rufus who witnessed resignation of the lands of Ingilbristoun in 1204; and a William Rufus, who was a juror on an inquest on the lands of Padevinan in 1259.

Variantes: Ried, Reid, Read, Reed, Reede, Redd, Reade y otros.

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Michael Ried & Anne Burns ( modificado el 20.03.2017 )