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The Reade surname is derived from the Old English word "read," meaning "red." It is most likely that the name was used as nickname for someone with red hair, before becoming their surname. In other instances, the Reade surname no doubt came from some of the places so named in Britain, such as Read, Lancashire, Rede, Suffolk, and Reed in Hertfordshire.

Reade Early Origins



The surname Reade was first found in Northumberland where they held a family seat from early times. One branch was found at Troughend-Ward. "The present house was built in the last century ( c. 1700) by EIrington Reed, Esq., who also greatly improved the place by planting, and whose ancestors were settled in the township at a remote date. " [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Another branch of the family was found at Weston in Suffolk. " Weston Hall, the ancient seat of the family of Rede, a handsome mansion in the Elizabethan style, was partly taken down within a few years, and the remainder converted into a farmhouse." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Reade Spelling Variations


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Reade Spelling Variations



The name Reade, appeared in many references, and from time to time, the surname was spelt Read, Reid, Reed, Reede, Redd, Reade and others.

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Reade Early History


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Reade Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Reade research. Another 231 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1758, 1600, 1415, 1541, 1551, 1502, 1609, 1692, 1692, 1721 and are included under the topic Early Reade History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Reade Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Reade Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family name during their early history was Robert Reed (died 1415), Bishop of Waterford and Lismore, Bishop of Carlisle and Bishop of Chichester; Sir Richard Reade (1541-1551), Lord Chancellor of Ireland; Sir John Reid of Barruck; Bartholomew Rede was Lord Mayor of London in 1502; Sir John Read...

Another 85 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Reade Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Reade In Ireland


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Reade In Ireland



Some of the Reade family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 139 words (10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



The New World beckoned as many of the settlers in Ireland, known as the Scotch/Irish, became disenchanted. They sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlanti c. Some called them, less romantically, the "coffin ships." Amongst the early settlers who could be considered kinsmen of the Reade family, or who bore a variation of the surname Reade were

Reade Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Esdras Reade settled in Boston in 1630
  • George Reade settled in Boston in 1635
  • Justus Reade settled in Boston 1635
  • Mabel Reade settled in Boston 1635
  • Fra Reade, who arrived in Virginia in 1652
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Reade Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Joseph Reade, who landed in Virginia in 1740

Reade Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Margaret Reade, aged 28, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Fortune"
  • Bridget Reade, aged 22, a farm servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Europa"

Reade Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Reade, aged 33, a farmer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rodney" in 1875
  • Lucretia Reade, aged 32, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rodney" in 1875
  • Mary Reade, aged 5, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rodney" in 1875
  • Charles Reade, aged 1, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rodney" in 1875

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Contemporary Notables of the name Reade (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Reade (post 1700)



  • R. P. Reade, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1944
  • Edwin Godwin Reade (1812-1894), American politician, Senator from North Carolina in the Confederate Congress, 1864; Justice of North Carolina State Supreme Court, 1865-79
  • Edwin Godwin Reade (1812-1894), U.S. Congressman from North Carolina
  • Walter Reade Sr (1884-1952), American theater founder
  • Rev. Joseph Bancroft Reade FRS (1801-1870), English clergyman
  • Charles Reade (1814-1884), English novelist and dramatist
  • William Winwood Reade (1838-1875), British historian, explorer, and philosopher
  • Herbert Taylor Reade VC CB (1828-1897), Canadian recipient of the Victoria Cross
  • Sir Clyde Reade,

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Motto


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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: Pax copia
Motto Translation: Peace, plenty.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. 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. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  6. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  9. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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The Reade Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Reade 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.

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