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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 His...
  • 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 Miildway 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...
  • Albert Cushing "Putty" Read (1887 - 1967)
    Cushing "Putty" Read (March 29, 1887 - October 10, 1967) was an aviator and Rear Admiral in the United States Navy.BiographyRead was born in Lyme, New Hampshire into a Boston Brahmin family. He attende...

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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