Rede History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Rede family

The surname Rede was first found in Prussia, where the name emerged in medieval times as one of the notable families of the region. From the 13th century the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation.

Early History of the Rede family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rede research. Another 127 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1790, 1791, 1809, 1811, 1687, 1653, 1404, 1388 and 1391 are included under the topic Early Rede History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Rede Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Wrede, Rede, Wreed, Wread, Wreade, Wreede and others.

Early Notables of the Rede family (pre 1700)

Another 36 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Rede Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Rede migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Rede Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Edward Rede, aged 17, who landed in Virginia in 1635 [1]
  • Robert Rede, who arrived in Virginia in 1637 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Rede (post 1700) +

  • William Leman Rede (1802-1847), English dramatist, brother of Leman Thomas [Tertius] Rede, born at Hamburg
  • Leman Thomas Rede (1799-1832), English miscellaneous writer who with his brother William Leman Rede were known throughout London life as ‘the inseparables,’ but always in want of money


  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)


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