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  • Abigail Martin (deceased)
  • Abigail Read (c.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 W...
  • 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
  • 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...
  • Hon. Almon Heath Read (1790 - 1844)
    Almon Heath Read (June 12, 1790 – June 3, 1844) was an American politician who served as a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives for Pennsylvania's 17th congressional district from 184...

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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