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Type Surname (from given name)
Pronounced Pron. Red-ing(English)  [key]
Other Forms FormsReading

Meaning & History

English variant spelling of Reading. In 1841 Redding was the most commonly used surname in all of Buckinghamshire. A famous bearer is Otis Redding.
German and Dutch patronymic from any of the Germanic personal names with the first element rad ‘counsel’, ‘advice’.
Added 8/18/2014 by edding
Edited 10/9/2016 by LMS