Reedy History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Reedy family

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.

Early History of the Reedy family

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Reedy Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Reedy family (pre 1700)

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Ireland Migration of the Reedy family to Ireland

Some of the Reedy family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Reedy migration to the United States +

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 [1]
  • Michael J Reedy, who arrived in New York, NY in 1851 [1]
  • Dan Reedy, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851 [1]
  • 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 immigrated 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
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Canada Reedy migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Reedy Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
  • Harry Jardin Reedy, aged 36, who settled in Toronto, Canada, in 1915

Australia Reedy migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Reedy Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Margaret Reedy, aged 22, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Navarino" [2]
  • Mary Reedy, aged 28, a domestic servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Nashwauk" [3]
  • Patrick Reedy, aged 20, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Caucasian" [4]

Contemporary Notables of the name Reedy (post 1700) +

  • William III Reedy, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1972 [5]
  • Thomas E. Reedy, American politician, Member of South Dakota State House of Representatives 3rd District, 1935-36 [5]
  • Robert Reedy, American Democrat politician, Chair of Clay County Democratic Party, 1929 [5]
  • Raymond S. Reedy, American Republican politician, Postmaster at Lititz, Pennsylvania, 1957-59 [5]
  • Mrs. D. S. Reedy, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Washington, 1944 [5]
  • 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
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  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)
  2. ^ South Australian Register Monday 14th August 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Navarino 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/navarino1854.shtml.
  3. ^ South Australian Register Monday 14th May 1855. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Nashwauk 1855. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/europa1855.shtml
  4. ^ South Australian Register Tuesday 26 April 1853. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Caucasian 1857. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/caucasian1857.shtml
  5. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 27) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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