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  • Abigail Read (1638 - d.)
     Abigail Read was born circa 1633 at Dorchester, Massachusetts.4 She was the daughter of John Read of Dorchester and Sarah Lessie.2,3 Links* Citations# [S260] M.S. George Walter Chamberlain Weymouth Hi...
  • Abigail Martin (deceased)
  • Abijah "Elijah" Read (1743 - 1795)
    Reference: MyHeritage Family Trees - SmartCopy : Dec 12 2016, 3:35:55 UTC * Reference: MyHeritage Family Trees - SmartCopy : Dec 12 2016, 3:35:55 UTC
  • Agnes Mildmay, of High Easter (1491 - bef.1557)
    Not the daughter of Thomas Rede, of Barton Court and Anne Reade seen as Father - Sir Thomas Pitway Reade, born 1455 in Barton, Yorkshire, England. Mother - Lady Mildred Cecil, born 7/20/1461 in Burghle...
  • Alice Keen Read (1860 - d.)
    Alice Keen Ulman, "New York, Marriages, 1686-1980"*Name: Robert Doddridge Read*Spouse's Name: Alice Keen Ulman*Event Date: 05 May 1906*Event Place: Manhattan, New York, New York*Father's Name: John ...

About the Read surname


nickname for a person with red hair or a ruddy complexion, from Middle English re(a)d ‘red’. topographic name for someone who lived in a clearing, from an unattested Old English ried, r¯d ‘woodland clearing’. habitational name from various places: Read in Lancashire, the name of which is a contracted form of Old English r?gheafod, from r?ge ‘female roe deer’, ‘she-goat’ + heafod ‘head(land)’; Rede in Suffolk, so called from Old English hreod ‘reeds’; or Reed in Hertfordshire, so called from an Old English ryhð ‘brushwood’.

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