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The name Reder is rooted in the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. It was originally a name for someone who worked as a thatcher or one who thatches with reed. Occupational names that were derived from the common trades of the medieval era transcended European cultural and linguistic boundaries.

Reder Early Origins



The surname Reder was first found in Norfolk where they held a family seat from early times, and the name is derived from the trade of reeder or thatcher, a trade in southern England of a person who made thatches for cottages.

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Reder Spelling Variations


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Reder Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Reder are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Reder include Reeder, Reder, Reader, Readers and others.

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Reder Early History


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Reder Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Reder research. Another 237 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1170 and 1357 are included under the topic Early Reder History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Reder Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Reder Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Reder Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Reder In Ireland


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Reder In Ireland



Some of the Reder family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 51 words (4 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



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Reder or a variant listed above:

Reder Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Laurents Reder, who arrived in New York in 1709
  • Hans Jerig Reder came to Philadelphia in 1727
  • Adam Reder, who landed in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania in 1740
  • Michael Reder, who landed in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania in 1741
  • while Jacob Reder arrived in America in 1767

Reder Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Arthur Reder, aged 50, landed in Maryland in 1812
  • Joseph Reder, aged 22, landed in New Jersey in 1812
  • Christopher Reder, who arrived in Maryland in 1821
  • Ludwick Reder, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1841
  • Jacob Reder, who arrived in Galveston, Tex in 1845
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Reder Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Louis Reder, who landed in Galveston, Tex in 1902

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Contemporary Notables of the name Reder (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Reder (post 1700)



  • William A. Reder, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives 102nd District, 1978

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    2. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    3. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    4. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    5. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    6. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    7. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    8. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    9. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    11. ...

    The Reder Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Reder 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.

    This page was last modified on 9 December 2015 at 09:12.

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