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The surname Reedy was first found in Angus (Gaelic: Aonghas), part of the Tayside region of northeastern Scotland, and present day Council Area of Angus, formerly known as Forfar or Forfarshire, where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Reddy, Reddie, Readdie, Reedie, Reidie and others.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Reedy research. Another 153 words (11 lines of text) covering the year 1681 is included under the topic Early Reedy History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Reedy Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the Reedy family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 232 words (17 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Reedy Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • James Reedy, who landed in Charleston, South Carolina in 1827
  • Michael J Reedy, who arrived in New York, NY in 1851
  • Dan Reedy, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • Bridget Reedy, aged 26, who landed in America from Queenstown, in 1892

Reedy Settlers in United States in the 20th Century


  • Catherine Reedy, aged 5, who emigrated to the United States from Liverpool, England, in 1907
  • Ellen Reedy, aged 30, who landed in America from Liverpool, England, in 1907
  • Hugh Reedy, aged 8, who settled in America from Liverpool, England, in 1907
  • Edwin P. Reedy, aged 30, who landed in America, in 1910
  • Bayard J. Reedy, aged 33, who settled in America, in 1911


Reedy Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century


  • Harry Jardin Reedy, aged 36, who settled in Toronto, Canada, in 1915

Reedy Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century


  • Margaret Reedy, aged 22, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Navarino"
  • Mary Reedy, aged 28, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Nashwauk"
  • Patrick Reedy, aged 20, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Caucasian"

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  • Rear Admiral James R. Reedy, United States Navy Commander, U.S. Naval Support Force, Antarctica, from November 1962 until April 1965, eponym of the Reedy Glacier
  • Edward K. Reedy, American director of the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) from 1998 to 2003
  • Thomas E. Reedy (b. 1868), American politician
  • Charles "Chuck" Reedy (b. 1949), former American football player and coach in the United States
  • George Edward Reedy (1917-1999), White House Press Secretary from 1964 to 1965
  • William III Reedy, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1972
  • Thomas E. Reedy, American politician, Member of South Dakota State House of Representatives 3rd District, 1935-36
  • Robert Reedy, American Democrat politician, Chair of Clay County Democratic Party, 1929
  • Raymond S. Reedy, American Republican politician, Postmaster at Lititz, Pennsylvania, 1957-59
  • Mrs. D. S. Reedy, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Washington, 1944

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  7. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
  8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  9. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  10. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
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The Reedy Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Reedy 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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