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Reade History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


Origins Available: English, Scottish


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.

Early Origins of the Reade family


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.


Early History of the Reade family


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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.

Early Notables of the Reade family (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...
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Migration of the Reade family to Ireland


Some of the Reade family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Reade family to the New World and Oceana


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 Atlantic. 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, who settled in Boston in 1630
  • George Reade, who settled in Boston in 1635
  • Justus Reade, who settled in Boston 1635
  • Mabel Reade, who settled in Boston 1635
  • Fra Reade, who arrived in Virginia in 1652 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Reade Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Joseph Reade, who landed in Virginia in 1740 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Reade Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Margaret Reade, aged 28, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Fortune" [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Thursday 8th June 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Fortune 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/fortune1854.shtml.
  • Bridget Reade, aged 22, a farm servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Europa" [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Monday 14th May 1855. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Europa 1855. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/europa1855.shtml

Reade Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

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

Contemporary Notables of the name Reade (post 1700)


  • Walter Reade Jr (1916-1973), American President and Board Chairman of the Walter Reade Organization, son of Walter Reade Sr
  • Edwin Godwin Reade (1812-1894), American politician, Confederate States Senator from North Carolina in 1864, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from North Carolina (1855-1857)
  • Walter Reade Sr (1884-1952), American theater founder of a chain of theatres which grew from a single theatre in Asbury Park, New Jersey, founder of The Walter Reade Organization
  • R. P. Reade, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1944 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 17) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Nicholas Stewart Reade (b. 1946), English prelate, Bishop of Blackburn (2004-2012)
  • Paul Reade (1943-1997), English composer from Lancashire
  • Brian Reade (b. 1957), English award-winning journalist and author from Liverpool
  • Rev. Joseph Bancroft Reade FRS (1801-1870), English clergyman, amateur scientist and pioneer of photography
  • Charles Reade (1814-1884), English novelist and dramatist, best known for The Cloister and the Hearth
  • Shanaze Danielle Reade (b. 1988), former professional British Bicycle Motocross (BMX) racer and track cyclist from Crewe, Cheshire
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

The Reade 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


  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ South Australian Register Thursday 8th June 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Fortune 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/fortune1854.shtml.
  4. ^ South Australian Register Monday 14th May 1855. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Europa 1855. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/europa1855.shtml
  5. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 17) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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