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The origins of the Ried surname are uncertain. In some instances, it was no doubt derived from the Old English word "read," meaning "red," and was a nickname that came to be a surname. Either way, we may conclude that it meant "red-haired" or "ruddy complexioned." To confuse matters more, there are also instances where the surname Ried is thought to be derived from one of various place names, such as Read in Lancashire, and Rede in Suffolk.

Ried Early Origins



The surname Ried was first found in Aberdeenshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Obar Dheathain), a historic county, and present day Council Area of Aberdeen, located in the Grampian region of northeastern Scotland where the name has been found since the 14th century. Ancient charters show the name as Rufus (Latinized,) records include an Ada Rufus who witnessed resignation of the lands of Ingilbristoun in 1204; and a William Rufus, who was a juror on an inquest on the lands of Padevinan in 1259. For the purposes of Clan identification, the family name Ried is officially a sept of the Clan Robertson and as such is entitled to the Clan Badge and Crest of the Robertsons.

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Ried Spelling Variations


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Ried Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Ried, Reid, Read, Reed and others.

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Ried Early History


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Ried Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ried research. Another 717 words (51 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1296, 1335, 1362, 1364, 1375, 1494, 1376, 1558, 1543, 1357, 1439, 1639, 1625, 1618, 1721 and 1806 are included under the topic Early Ried History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ried Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ried Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the Clan from early times was Thomas Reid (d. 1625), who was appointed Latin secretary to King James I of Scotland in 1618. He is best known for founding the first public reference library in Scotland, through bequeath, in Aberdeen...

Another 41 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ried Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ried In Ireland


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Ried In Ireland



Some of the Ried family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 79 words (6 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Ried Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • A Marg Ried, who landed in America in 1707
  • Leonhard Ried, who arrived in New York, NY in 1709
  • Casper Ried, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1748

Ried Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Johan Ried, aged 21, landed in Pennsylvania in 1805
  • Alexander Ried, who arrived in New York, NY in 1835
  • William Ried, who arrived in New York in 1836
  • Christoph Ried, aged 34, landed in New York in 1854
  • Elisabeth Ried, aged 5, arrived in New York in 1854
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ried (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Ried (post 1700)



  • Wesley Ried, American politician, Farmer-Labor Candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Michigan, 1936

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Motto


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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: Fortitudine et labore
Motto Translation: By fortitute and exertion.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    3. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    4. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    6. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    7. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    8. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
    9. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    10. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    11. ...

    The Ried Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ried 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 24 November 2015 at 09:45.

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