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The nationality of Reed may be very difficult to determine in cases which countries change over time, leaving the original nationality a mystery. The original ethnicity of Reed may be difficult to determine based on whether the name came in to being organically and independently in various locales; e.g. in the case of family names that are based on a craft, which can appear in multiple places independently (such as the surname "Dean" which may have been adopted by members of the clergy).

Reed Meaning & Etymology

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The meaning of Reed come may come from a trade, such as the name "Gardener" which was given to people of that profession. Some of these trade-based last names may be a profession in another language. For this reason it is essential to research the country of origin of a name, and the languages used by its progenitors. Many western names like Reed come from religious texts like the Bhagavadgītā, the Bible, the Quran, and so forth. In many cases these family names relate to a religious sentiment such as "Favored of God".

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