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Reige Surname History



The Scottish Reige surname comes from the Gaelic "riabhach," meaning "brindled," or "grayish;" as such, it was thought to have been a nickname for someone with streaks of gray or white hair.

Early Origins of the Reige family


The surname Reige was first found in Inverness, where they held a family seat from ancient times, some say before the Norman Conquest in 1066.

Early History of the Reige family


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Another 152 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1452, 1463, 1514, and 1539 are included under the topic Early Reige History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Reige Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Reach, Reoch, Rioch, Riach, Riaech and others.

Early Notables of the Reige family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Reige family to Ireland


Some of the Reige family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 96 words (7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Reige family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Charles Reach who settled in Nantucket Massachusetts in 1823; Janet Reach and her husband settled in Savannah, Georgia in 1775; John Reach settled in Virginia in 1654.

The Reige Motto


The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Fide et fortitudine
Motto Translation: By fidelity and fortitude.


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