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The Reid surname is derived from the Old English word "read," meaning "red." It is most likely that the name was used as nickname for someone with red hair, before becoming their surname. In other instances, the Reid surname no doubt came from some of the places so named in Britain, such as Read, Lancashire, Rede, Suffolk, and Reed in Hertfordshire.

Reid Early Origins



The surname Reid was first found in Northumberland where they held a family seat from early times. One branch was found at Troughend-Ward. "The present house was built in the last century ( c. 1700) by EIrington Reed, Esq., who also greatly improved the place by planting, and whose ancestors were settled in the township at a remote date. " [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Another branch of the family was found at Weston in Suffolk. " Weston Hall, the ancient seat of the family of Rede, a handsome mansion in the Elizabethan style, was partly taken down within a few years, and the remainder converted into a farmhouse." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Reid Spelling Variations


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Reid Spelling Variations



Although the name, Reid, appeared in many references, from time to time, the surname was shown with the spellings Read, Reid, Reed, Reede, Redd, Reade and others.

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Reid Early History


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Reid Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Reid research. Another 231 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1758, 1600, 1415, 1541, 1551, 1502, 1609, 1692, 1692, 1721 and are included under the topic Early Reid History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Reid Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Reid Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family name during their early history was Robert Reed (died 1415), Bishop of Waterford and Lismore, Bishop of Carlisle and Bishop of Chichester; Sir Richard Reade (1541-1551), Lord Chancellor of Ireland; Sir John Reid of Barruck; Bartholomew Rede was Lord Mayor of London in 1502; Sir John Read...

Another 85 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Reid Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Reid In Ireland


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Reid In Ireland



Some of the Reid family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 139 words (10 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



Gradually becoming disenchanted with life in Ireland many of these uprooted families sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlanti c. These overcrowded ships often arrived with only 60 to 70% of their original passenger list, many dying of cholera, typhoid, dysentery or small pox. In North America, some of the first immigrants who could be considered kinsmen of the Reid family name Reid, or who bore a variation of the surname were

Reid Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Gabriell Reid, aged 18, arrived in America in 1635
  • Elizabeth Reid, who came to Maryland in 1674
  • Elizabeth Reid, who landed in Maryland in 1674
  • Abraham Reid, who arrived in Maryland in 1678
  • George Reid, who settled in East New Jersey in 1684
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Reid Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Christian James Reid, who arrived in Georgia in 1738
  • John Reid, his wife and son, who came to New York in 1739
  • Duncan Reid, who arrived in New York in 1739
  • Henry Reid, who landed in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania in 1751
  • Charles Reid, who was on record in Pensacola, FL in 1768
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Reid Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Daniel Reid, who landed in America in 1811
  • Isaiah Reid, aged 52, landed in South Carolina in 1812
  • George Reid, aged 30, arrived in Georgia in 1812
  • Adam Reid, who landed in Baltimore, Maryland in 1816
  • Forest Reid, who arrived in New York, NY in 1817
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Reid Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Daniel Reid, who arrived in Montreal in 1770
  • Mr. James Reid U.E. who settled in Sissiboo [Digby], Dibgy County, Nova Scotia c. 1784 he served in the Loyalist Regiment [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. William Reid U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Reid Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • John Reid, aged 25, a farmer, arrived in Pictou, Nova Scotia aboard the ship "Commerce" in 1803
  • Eliza Reid, aged 23, arrived in Pictou, Nova Scotia aboard the ship "Commerce" in 1803
  • Alexander Reid, aged 3 1/4, arrived in Pictou, Nova Scotia aboard the ship "Commerce" in 1803
  • Ann Reid, aged 1 1/4, arrived in Pictou, Nova Scotia aboard the ship "Commerce" in 1803
  • Alexander Reid, who arrived in Canada in 1828
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Reid Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Jane Reid, British convict from Britain, who was transported aboard the "Alexander" on November 4, 1815, settling in New South Wales, Australia [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Alexander voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1815 with 12 passengers. Retrieved from Alexander voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1815 with 12 passengers
  • Alexander Reid, Scottish convict from Glasgow, who was transported aboard the "Agamemnon" on April 22, 1820, settling in New South Wales, Australia [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Agamemnon voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1820 with 179 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/agamemnon/1820
  • James Reid, a joiner, arrived in Van Diemenís Land (now Tasmania) sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • John Reid, a joiner, arrived in Van Diemenís Land (now Tasmania) sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • James Reid arrived in Glenelg Roads aboard the ship "Pestonjee Bomanjee" in 1838 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The PESTONJEE BOMANJEE 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838PestonjeeBomanjee.htm
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Reid Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Adam Reid arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bengal Merchant" in 1840
  • David Reid, aged 39, a carpenter, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bengal Merchant" in 1840
  • Thomas Reid, aged 23, a painter, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bengal Merchant" in 1840
  • Mary Ann Reid, aged 20, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bengal Merchant" in 1840
  • Conrad Reid arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Cashmere" in 1851
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Reid (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Reid (post 1700)



  • Andy Reid (b. 1958), American NFL football coach, Philadelphia Eagles head coach (1999-)
  • Antonio Reid (b. 1956), American songwriter, producer, and record company executive
  • David Reid (b. 1973), American boxer
  • Beryl Reid (b. 1920), English comedienne
  • John Robert Reid (1928-2016), Australian prelate, Bishop of South Sydney (1972-1993)
  • Patrick "Paddy" Joseph Reid (1924-2016), Irish dual-code rugby centre who played for the Ireland National Team (1947-1948)
  • William A. "Bill" Reid (d. 2015), British curriculum theorist
  • Joseph Lloyd Reid (1917-2015), Canadian politician, Member of Parliament for St. Catharines (1979-1988)
  • William Earl "Bill" Reid (1934-2013), Canadian politician, Minister of Tourism for British Columbia (1986-1991)
  • John Cowie Reid (1916-1972), New Zealand professor of English and founding chairman of the Mercury Theatre
  • ... (Another 12 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Reid Historic Events


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Reid Historic Events




Empress of Ireland

  • Mr. H. Reid, British Fireman from United Kingdom who worked aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking on May 29th 1914
  • Mr. James Reid, British Fireman from United Kingdom who worked aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking on May 29th 1914
  • Mr. James Reid, British Trimmer from United Kingdom who worked aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking on May 29th 1914
  • Mr. Charles Reid, English Third Class Passenger from Leicester, England, United Kingdom who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking on May 29th 1914

Halifax Explosion

  • Master Samuel Raymond† Reid (1915-1917), Canadian resident from Protestant Orphanage, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917
  • Miss Florence† Reid (1906-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917
  • Miss Mary Florence† Reid (1906-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917

HMAS Sydney II

  • Mr. Graham Roy Reid (1923-1941), Australian Signalman from Five Dock, New South Wales, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II on the 19th November 1941 and died during the sinking

HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Neville Reid, British Lieutenant Commander, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking

HMS Repulse

  • Mr. Thomas Reid, British Chief Petty Officer Telegraphist, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking, also sailed aboard the HMS Anking and was lost when it sunk 1942
  • Mr. James K Reid, British Engine Room Artificer, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking
  • Mr. John G Reid, British, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking

RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. James Reid, English Seaman from Liverpool, England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking
  • Mr. Alfred Reid, English Third Waiter from Liverpool, England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking
  • Mrs. Ellen Reid, English 3rd Class passenger residing in New York, New York, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking and was recovered
  • Mr. Peter Reid, American 2nd Class passenger from Little Rock, Arkansas, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking
  • Mr. John H. Reid, English 3rd Class passenger returning from Trenton, New Jersey, USA going to work in the Woolwich Arsenal, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking

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Suggested Readings for the name Reid


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Suggested Readings for the name Reid



  • Dunkin-Reid and Garner-McGraw-Mobley Families of South Carolina, Georgia, and Alabama by Dean Smith Cress.
  • The Nathan Reids Of Virginia in the March of Freedom by Elizabeth Reid Austin.
  • Reid Family, 1776-1974 by Maude Reid Tomlinson.

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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: Pax copia
Motto Translation: Peace, plenty.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  3. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Alexander voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1815 with 12 passengers. Retrieved from Alexander voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1815 with 12 passengers
  4. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Agamemnon voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1820 with 179 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/agamemnon/1820
  5. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The PESTONJEE BOMANJEE 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838PestonjeeBomanjee.htm

Other References

  1. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  2. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  4. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  5. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  6. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  7. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  9. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  10. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
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The Reid Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Reid 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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