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The Anglo-Saxon name Reeder comes from when its first bearer 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.

Reeder Early Origins



The surname Reeder 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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Reeder Spelling Variations


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Reeder Spelling Variations



Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Reeder include Reeder, Reder, Reader, Readers and others.

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Reeder Early History


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Reeder Early History



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

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Reeder Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Reeder Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Reeder In Ireland


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Reeder In Ireland



Some of the Reeder 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


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The Great Migration



Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Reeder or a variant listed above:

Reeder Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • David Reeder, who came to Salem Massachusetts in 1630

Reeder Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Michael Reeder, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1741
  • Jacob Reeder, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1742
  • Jacob Reeder, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1742

Reeder Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Samuel L Reeder, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1813
  • James Reeder, aged 41, landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1821
  • Henry Reeder, who landed in New York in 1841
  • Daniel Reeder, aged 28, landed in New York, NY in 1847
  • A. Reeder, aged 26, who landed in America, in 1892
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Reeder Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Avery G. Reeder, aged 34, who emigrated to the United States, in 1909
  • Alice Reeder, aged 31, who emigrated to the United States from Cowdenbeith, Scotland, in 1913
  • Daisy Annabel Reeder, aged 26, who landed in America from Norwick, England, in 1918
  • Betty Reeder, aged 18, who landed in America, in 1921
  • Carl Reeder, who emigrated to America, in 1922
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Reeder Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Evan Reeder, who arrived in Canada in 1831
  • William Reeder, who landed in Canada in 1831
  • Moses Reeder, who landed in Canada in 1841

Reeder Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Jonathan Reeder, English convict from Cambridge, who was transported aboard the "Albion" on May 17, 1823, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Albion voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1823 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1823

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Contemporary Notables of the name Reeder (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Reeder (post 1700)



  • Major-General William Oliver Reeder (1897-1985), American Deputy Assistant Chief of Staff (G-4), General Staff US Army in 1949
  • Joe Robert Reeder (b. 1947), United States Under Secretary of the Army from 1993 to 1997
  • Daniel Robert Reeder (b. 1961), former American NFL football running back
  • Andrew Horatio Reeder (1807-1864), American politician, the first governor of the Territory of Kansas
  • Scott Reeder (b. 1965), American bass player formerly of the stoner rock band Kyuss
  • Frank Reeder, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1888, 1900, 1904; Secretary of the commonwealth of Pennsylvania, 1895-97
  • Fred Reeder, American Republican politician, Presidential Elector for Mississippi, 1992
  • Frederick Reeder, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1972
  • H. L. Reeder, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1928
  • Hazel Perrin Reeder, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Nebraska, 1932
  • ... (Another 19 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Reeder


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Suggested Readings for the name Reeder



  • The Reader/Reeder Family by Florence Reader Thilly.

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Albion voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1823 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1823

Other References

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  3. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  4. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  6. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  7. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  8. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  10. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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The Reeder Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Reeder 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 28 November 2016 at 08:50.

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