Reid Family History
Reid Surname History
This page is a hub for the complete history of the Reid last name, Reid etymology, and stories of Reid ancestors. Reid family history has a complex evolution of which the particulars are beginning to be understood by Reid family researchers. The Reid family is an old heredity that has spread all across the world over the centuries, and as the name Reid has spread, it has evolved making it's origin a challenge to unearth. An interesting fact about Richard Charles Reid is shared under "fun facts" below.
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The evolution of Reid begins at it's earliest origins. Even in the early generations of a name there are changes in that name simply because last names were infrequently written down back when few people could write.
It was commonplace for a last name to change as it enters a new country or language. As Reid families moved between countries and languages, the Reid name may have changed with them. Reid ancestors have migrated around different countries all throughout history.
Reid country of origin
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The nationality of Reid may be very difficult to determine because regional boundaries change over time, leaving the original nationality indeterminate. The original ethnicity of Reid may be in dispute as result of whether the family name originated naturally and independently in various locales; for example, in the case of names that come from a professional trade, which can come into being in multiple places independently (such as the surname "Fisher" which was given to fishermen).
Meaning of the last name Reid
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The meaning of Reid come may come from a trade, such as the name "Brewster" which refers to a female brewer. A lot of these craft-based family names can be a profession in a different language. This is why it is essential to know the nationality of a name, and the languages spoken by its early ancestors. Many names like Reid originate from religious texts like the Bhagavadgītā, the Quran, the Bible, and so on. Commonly these family names relate to a religious expression such as "Lamb of God".
- Addie Mae Doyle Reid-Earls 1914 - ?
- Clementina  Venable Reid 1788 - 1841
- Anna Reid Anderson 1679 - 1723
- Hannah Farnum Reid 1737 - ?
- Elizabeth Reid Higgenbotham
- RICHARD N REID 1860 - ?
- George Reid Ferguson 1829 - ?
- Pamela Reid
- Dr George Reid Emery 1791 - ?
- Mary Reid
- RN Reid 1925 - ?
- Rhoda Reid / Read Barrett 1760 - 1844
- Omri Willey Reid Emery 1827 - ?
- Lorraine Reid
- William Reid
- Catherine Reid 1880 - ?
- Nathaniel Reid
- ?? Mabel Sarah (Goody) Reid
- Agnes McCualsky Reid 1889 - ?
Reid Family Tree
Famous people named Reid
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Nationality and Ethnicity of Reid
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We do not have a record of the primary ethnicity of the name Reid. Many surnames travel around the world throughout the ages, making their original nationality and ethnicity difficult to trace.
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Fun facts about the Reid family
- Richard Charles Reid (1914- ) was a member of the very first Script Ohio in 1936 as part of the Ohio State University Marching Band. He was one of four surviving members honored during halftime at the OSU game last year (in 2011).
Reid spelling variations
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In times when literacy was uncommon, names such as Reid were transcribed based on their pronunciation when people's names were written in public records. This could have resulted in misspellings of Reid. Researching misspellings and alternate spellings of the Reid family name are important to understanding the etymology of the name. Surnames like Reid transform in how they're written as they travel across villages, family branches, and countries over the years.