Reside History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Reside family

The surname Reside was first found in Palermo (Sicilian: Palermu, Latin: Panormus), a city in Insular Italy, the capital of both the region of Sicily and the Province of Palermo at the foot of Mount Pellegrino, originally a Phoenician colony in the 3rd century B.C. Carthage and then the Saracens in 835 each occupied the city. The Norman period from 1050 was the most important and many ancient ruins exist from that time period. Two city gates still remain. The museum is notable and has many priceless relics. In those ancient times only persons of rank, the podesta, clergy, city officials, army officers, artists, landowners were entered into the records. To be recorded at this time, at the beginning of recorded history, was of itself a great distinction and indicative of noble ancestry.

Early History of the Reside family

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Reside Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Resignano, Resignato, Resignino and others.

Early Notables of the Reside family (pre 1700)

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United States Reside migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Reside Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Robert Reside, who settled in Philadelphia in 1741
  • Robert Reside, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1741 [1]
  • Robert Reside, who settled in Boston in 1766
Reside Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John Reside, who arrived in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in 1822

New Zealand Reside migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Reside Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Charles Reside, aged 30, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Strathnaver" in 1874
  • Alexander Reside, aged 18, a farm labourer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Dallam Tower" in 1875

Contemporary Notables of the name Reside (post 1700) +

  • Stuart Reside (b. 1978), Australian former rower, Australian national champion, two-time underage World Champion, a dual Olympian and a medalist at senior world championships and Olympics
  • Walter Brown "Wattie" Reside (1905-1985), New Zealand rugby union player
  • John Reside (1867-1902), Australian trade unionist and politician, Member for Hannans (1901–1902)


  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)


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