Reid Family History & Genealogy

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Reid Last Name History & Origin

Updated Feb 23, 2023


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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Pauline Krone commented on Oct 11, 2014
I never knew my grandfather, nor did my mother.
His name was Albert Duncan Reid. We thought he was born in 1907 but perhaps he was born in 1909. He was born in Carlton.
I know he married Gwendoline in the late 1930's. My mother still has the very few photos she has of her father and she knows in her heart that he did come looking for her.
I long to give my mum some information about her dad, the person he was, was he loving and nuturing, did he ever tell anyone of her existance?
I would have loved to have known my grandad and it would be great to hear from anyone that may have known him.
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