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The Red 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 Red surname no doubt came from some of the places so named in Britain, such as Read, Lancashire, Rede, Suffolk, and Reed in Hertfordshire.

Red Early Origins



The surname Red 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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Red Spelling Variations


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Red Spelling Variations



The name, Red, occurred in many references, and from time to time, it was spelt Read, Reid, Reed, Reede, Redd, Reade and others.

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Red Early History


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Red Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Red 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 Red History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Red Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Red 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 Red Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Red In Ireland


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Red In Ireland



Some of the Red 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 settlers from the Scottish-English borders. 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." Among the early settlers bearing the Red surname who came to North America were:

Red Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • David Red, who arrived in Virginia in 1637
  • Moses Red, who landed in Virginia in 1696

Red Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johan Red, who arrived in New York in 1709
  • John Red, who landed in Virginia in 1709
  • Eliza Red, who landed in Virginia in 1711
  • William Red, who arrived in Virginia in 1715
  • Avis Red, who landed in Virginia in 1725
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Red Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Red, aged 23, a platelayer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rodney" in 1875

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Contemporary Notables of the name Red (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Red (post 1700)



  • Hazel Stephen Red, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 1996

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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. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  3. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  4. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  5. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  6. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  7. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  8. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  9. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  10. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
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The Red Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Red 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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