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TypeSurname (from location)
UsageEnglish
PronouncedPron.REED
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Meaning & History

From Old English ryd, an unattested form of rod meaning "cleared land". It is also derived from various English place names with various meanings, including "roe headland", "reeds" and "brushwood".

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Entry updated July 11, 2018   Contribute