Reeder History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The Anglo-Saxon name Reeder comes from when its first bearer worked as a thatcher or one who thatches with reed. Occupational names that were derived from the common trades of the medieval era transcended European cultural and linguistic boundaries.

Early Origins of the Reeder family

The surname Reeder was first found in Norfolk where they held a family seat from early times, and the name is derived from the trade of reeder or thatcher, a trade in southern England of a person who made thatches for cottages.

Important Dates for the Reeder family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Reeder research. Another 119 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1170, 1357, 1680 and 1665 are included under the topic Early Reeder History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Reeder Spelling Variations

Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Reeder include Reeder, Reder, Reader, Readers and others.

Early Notables of the Reeder family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Reeder family to Ireland

Some of the Reeder family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 31 words (2 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Reeder migration to the United States

Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Reeder or a variant listed above:

Reeder Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • David Reeder, who settled in Salem Massachusetts in 1630
Reeder Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Michael Reeder, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1741 [1]
  • Jacob Reeder, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1742
  • Jacob Reeder, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1742 [1]
Reeder Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Samuel L Reeder, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1813 [1]
  • James Reeder, aged 41, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1821 [1]
  • Henry Reeder, who landed in New York in 1841 [1]
  • Daniel Reeder, aged 28, who landed in New York, NY in 1847 [1]
  • A. Reeder, aged 26, who landed in America, in 1892
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Reeder Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Avery G. Reeder, aged 34, who immigrated to the United States, in 1909
  • Alice Reeder, aged 31, who immigrated to the United States from Cowdenbeith, Scotland, in 1913
  • Daisy Annabel Reeder, aged 26, who landed in America from Norwick, England, in 1918
  • Betty Reeder, aged 18, who landed in America, in 1921
  • Carl Reeder, who immigrated to America, in 1922
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Reeder migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Reeder Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Evan Reeder, who arrived in Canada in 1831
  • William Reeder, who landed in Canada in 1831
  • Moses Reeder, who landed in Canada in 1841

Reeder migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Reeder Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Jonathan Reeder, English convict from Cambridge, who was transported aboard the "Albion" on May 17, 1823, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [2]

Reeder migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Reeder Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Miss Mary A. Reeder, (b. 1849), aged 21, British general servant travelling from London aboard the ship 'Merope' arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 27th October 1870 [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Reeder (post 1700)

  • William Augustus Reeder (1849-1929), American Republican politician, U.S. Representative from Kansas 6th District, 1899-1911 [4]
  • Wilbur F. Reeder, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1904 [4]
  • Walter Reeder, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1972 [4]
  • Ronald R. Reeder, American Republican politician, Candidate for Maryland State Senate District 4-C, 1970 [4]
  • Robert K. Reeder, American politician, Member of Pennsylvania State House of Representatives from Lycoming County, 1885-86 [4]
  • Robert W. Reeder, American politician, Socialist Labor Candidate for Presidential Elector for Iowa, 1972 [4]
  • Ramson Reeder, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1952, 1956 [4]
  • Paul Reeder, American politician, Candidate for Mayor of Fremont, California, 2008 [4]
  • Peter Reeder, American politician, Member of Pennsylvania State House of Representatives from Lycoming County, 1879-80 [4]
  • Hazel Perrin Reeder, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Nebraska, 1932 [4]
  • ... (Another 19 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Albion voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1823 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1823
  3. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 27) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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