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Where did the Scottish Reedy family come from? What is the Scottish Reedy family crest and coat of arms? When did the Reedy family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Reedy family history?

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Reddy, Reddie, Readdie, Reedie, Reidie and others.

First found in Angus (Gaelic: Aonghas), part of the Tayside region of northeastern Scotland, and present day Council Area of Angus, formerly known as Forfar or Forfarshire, where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Reedy research. Another 153 words(11 lines of text) covering the year 1681 is included under the topic Early Reedy History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Reedy Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the Reedy family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 232 words(17 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Reedy Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century


  • James Reedy, who landed in Charleston, South Carolina in 1827
  • Michael J Reedy, who arrived in New York, NY in 1851
  • Dan Reedy, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • Bridget Reedy, aged 26, who landed in America from Queenstown, in 1892

Reedy Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century


  • Catherine Reedy, aged 5, who emigrated to the United States from Liverpool, England, in 1907
  • Ellen Reedy, aged 30, who landed in America from Liverpool, England, in 1907
  • Hugh Reedy, aged 8, who settled in America from Liverpool, England, in 1907
  • Edwin P. Reedy, aged 30, who landed in America, in 1910
  • Bayard J. Reedy, aged 33, who settled in America, in 1911


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  • George Edward Reedy (1917-1999), White House Press Secretary from 1964 to 1965
  • Charles "Chuck" Reedy (b. 1949), former American football player and coach in the United States
  • Thomas E. Reedy (b. 1868), American politician
  • Edward K. Reedy, American director of the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) from 1998 to 2003
  • Rear Admiral James R. Reedy, United States Navy Commander, U.S. Naval Support Force, Antarctica, from November 1962 until April 1965, eponym of the Reedy Glacier
  • Winston Reedy, Jamaican singer
  • Paul Reedy (b. 1961), Australian silver medalist rower at the 1984 Summer Olympics
  • Jamil Omar Hatem Abdulalem Jamil El Reedy (b. 1965), retired Egyptian alpine skier


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  1. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  2. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
  3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  4. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  5. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  6. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
  7. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
  9. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  10. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
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The Reedy Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Reedy Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 23 September 2014 at 10:58.

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