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The Anglo-Saxon name Reding comes from when the family resided in the village of Reading found in the county of Berkshire. The surname Reding is a topographic surname, which was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. In this case the surname was originally derived from the Old English word rydding which simply refers to an area that has been cleared.

Reding Early Origins



The surname Reding was first found in Sussex. One of the earliest records of the surname was John of Reading (Latin: Johannes de Reading, Johannes Radingia) who died 1346. He was an English Franciscan theologian and scholastic philosopher and follower of Duns Scotus. He wrote a commentary on the Four Books of Sentences written by Peter Lombard around 1320, at the University of Oxford. In 1322, he accepted a teaching position at Avignon and it was there that he died.

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Reding Spelling Variations


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Reding Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Reding has been recorded under many different variations, including Reading, Reding, Redding, Reddin and others.

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Reding Early History


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Reding Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Reding research. Another 169 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1588, 1667, 1645, 1692, 1674, 1677, 1686, 1767, 1747, 1748, 1757 and 1758 are included under the topic Early Reding History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Reding Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Reding Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 42 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Reding Notables 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



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Reding or a variant listed above:

Reding Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Tho Reding, who arrived in Virginia in 1666
  • Richard Reding, who arrived in Maryland in 1673

Reding Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • George Reding, who arrived in Virginia in 1701
  • William Reding, who arrived in Virginia in 1701
  • Sarah Reding, who landed in Virginia in 1718
  • John Reding, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1764

Reding Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Walter C Reding, who landed in Mississippi in 1857

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Contemporary Notables of the name Reding (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Reding (post 1700)



  • Leo John Reding (1924-2015), American politician, member of the Minnesota House of Representatives (1975-1995)
  • John Randall Reding (1805-1892), American Democrat politician, U.S. Representative from New Hampshire at-large, 1841-45; Mayor of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, 1860
  • Charles Christophe Joseph Louis Reding de Biberegg, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815

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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: Dieu defende la droit
Motto Translation: God defends the right.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    4. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    5. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    6. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    7. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    9. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
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    The Reding Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Reding 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 09:16.

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