Reed (name)

Reed (name)

Reed may be either a surname or given name.

Reed as a surname

Family name
name = Reed


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meaning = variant of Reid, which refers to reddish or ruddy facial complexion
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language = English
related names = ReadCitation: Bardsley, 1901.]
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"Reed" is a variant of the surname "Read", which is a nickname-derived surname referring to a person's complexion or hair being or red. In the modern world, 'Reed' appears as a surname most commonly in the United States among English-speaking countries, where it was the 55th most common surname in 1990 accounting for about 0.12% of the population. [Citation: US Census Bureau, 1995.] The relative frequencies in 1998 among several countries were United States >> Great Britain > Australia ~ New Zealand ~ Canada >> Northern Ireland >> Ireland.Citation: Longley, "et al."] In Great Britain, 'Reed' ranked at 158th (0.081%) and 183rd (0.073%) in 1881 and 1998, respectively, with little or no change in internal distribution among counties during the intervening century.

'Reed' has been adopted by several notable actors as their stage surname in preference to their birth names (see #Pseudonyms and aliases, below).

In Norway

Many Norwegians use a last name derived from their family farm or town. Reed is a town in Sogn og Fjordane county in Norway. As of 2008 314 share the surname Reed. [ [http://www.ssb.no/vis/navn/sok.cgi?fornavn=&etternavn=Reed&lang=n Norwegian statistics on the surname.]

Reed means "blue"

People sharing the Reed surname

There are many notable people who share the Reed surname. These people are listed below to provide a partial geographical and time reference for use of this name. People listed below are "presumed" to be caucasian unless otherwise indicated parenthetically; this information is included as ethnicity is an important parameter in name studies. Ethnicities found below include African American and Jewish. Multiple items on a line is indicated by a superscript number associated with country of origin. All information included in the list below has been drawn from the referenced articles without input from other external sources.

;Born after 1300
* Ireland or England (after 1350–1415) Robert Reed (bishop), alternatively spelled "Robert Reade"

;Born after 1700
* United States (c.1723–1807) James Reed (soldier)
* United States (1741–1785) Joseph Reed (jurist)Grandfather and grandson: Joseph 1741 and William 1806
]
* England (1742–1807) Isaac Reed
* United States (1751–1831) John Reed, Sr.Father and son, Reed Sr. (1751) and Reed Jr. (1781)]
* U. (1760–1829) Philip Reed
* U. (1776–1837) William Reed
* U. (1781–1860) John Reed, Jr.
* U. (1787–1836) Luman Reed
* U. (1787–1829) Thomas Buck Reed
* England (1787–1862) Andrew Reed (clergyman)Grandfather, father, son: Andrew (1787), Charles (1819), Talbot (1852)] , same person as Andrew Reed (Reverend)
* United States (1793–1883) Edward C. Reed

;Born after 1800
* United States (1803–1871) Charles Manning Reed
* United States (1806–1876) William Bradford Reed
* England (1806–1880) Henry Reed (merchant)
* United States (1807–1864) Robert Rentoul Reed
* U. (1809–1887) Isaac Reed (Maine)
* U. (1813–1899) Harrison Reed
* England (1817–1888) Thomas German Reed
* England (1819–1881) Charles Reed
* United States (1821–1891) Byron Reed
* England (c.1823–1890) Joseph Reed (architect), emigrated to Australia
* United States (1827–1888) Elijah W. Reed
* England (1830–1906) Edward James Reed
* United States (1830–1895) Simeon Gannett Reed
* U. (1832–1904) Amanda Reed, 'Reed' being her married name, her maiden name not known
* U. (1835–1925) Joseph Rea Reed
* U. (1839–1902) Thomas Brackett Reed
* U. (1842–1913) P. Booker Reed, moved to Canada late in life
* U. (1842–1915) Elizabeth Armstrong Reed "nee" ArmstrongMother and daughter, Elizabeth 1842 and Myrtle 1874]
* U. (1847–1938) David C. Reed
* U. (1851–1902) Walter Reed
* England (1852–1893) Talbot Baines Reed
* United States (1856–1916) John Oren Reed
* United States (1858–1876) Henry Armstrong Reed
* Ireland (flourished 1860–1880) Andrew Reed (police inspector)
* United States (1861–1944) James A. Reed
* U. (1866–1935) Stuart F. Reed
* U. (1866–1940) Eugene Elliott Reed
* Ireland (1869–1931) Hamilton Lyster Reed
* United States (1871–1949) Clyde M. Reed
* United States (1871–1962) William Maxwell Reed
* United Kingdom or India (1872–1969) Stanley Reed (UK politician)
* United States (1874–1911) Myrtle Reed
* U. (1874–1964) Dorothy Reed Mendenhall nee Reed
* U. (1875–1959) Daniel A. Reed
* England (1875–1975) Alfred Hamish Reed, emigrated to New Zealand
* United States (1880–1953) David A. Reed
* United States (1881–1935) James B. Reed
* United Kingdom (1883–????) Lionel Reed
* United States (1884–1980) Stanley Forman Reed
* Canada (1887–1955) Guilford Bevil Reed
* United States (1887–1920) John Reed (journalist)
* U. (1887–1959) Theodore Reed
* U. (1890–1938) Milt Reed
* U. (1890–1956) Chauncey W. Reed
* U. (1890–1959) Ted Reed
* U. (1891–1973) Marshall Russell Reed
* U. (1892–1978) Daniel Reed (screenwriter)
* Australia (1892–1970) Geoffrey Reed
* United States (1894–1989) Vivian Reed (silent film actress)
* England (1895–1976) Douglas Reed, emigrated to South Africa
* United States (1899–1978) Robin Reed
* United States (1899–1989) Philip D. Reed

;Born after 1900
* Australia (1901–1981) John Reed (art patron)Husband and wife: John 1901 and Sunday 1905)]
* United States (1905–1971) Victor Joseph Reed
* United States (1905–1979) Evelyn Reed
* Australia (1905–1981) Sunday Reed, "nee" Baillieu
* England (1906–1976) Carol Reed, took maternal surname rather than paternal (Tree)Uncle and nephew, Carol 1906 and Oliver 1938]
* India [India was under British rule at the time of this person's birth.] (1906–1991) Cyril Reed, emigrated to England
* United States (1910–1990) Albert Reed, Jr.
* United States (born 1910) H. Owen Reed
* England (1914–1986) Henry Reed (poet)
* United States (1916–2001) Walter Reed (actor)
* England (born 1916) John Reed (actor)
* United States (1917–2007) Stanley Foster Reed
* Ireland (1919–1974) Maxwell Reed
* United States (1919-1991) Ernest Earl Reed
* United States (1921–2005) Alfred Reed
* U. (born 1921) John Hathaway Reed (same as John H. Reed)
* U. (born 1923) Irving S. Reed
* U. (1925–1976) Jimmy Reed (African American)
* U. (c.1926–1970) Carol Reed (weather broadcaster)
* U. (1927–1990) David E. Reed
* U. (1927–2002) Barry Reed
* Wales (1928–2003) Billy Reed
* United Kingdom (born 1929) Michael Reed
* United States (born 1932) Whitney Reed
* U. (1932–1992) Robert Reed
* U. (born 1933) Jack Reed (baseball)
* U. (born 1934) Thomas C. Reed
* England (born 1935) Les Reed
* Canada (born 1936) Julian Reed
* United States (1936–1984) Howie Reed
* United States (born 1936) Hub Reed
* England (born 1937)2 Laurance Reed, Terence James Reed
* United States (born 1937) Jerry Reed
* United States (1938–1986) Dean Reed, permanently settled in East Germany in 1973
* England (1938–1999) Oliver Reed
* United States (born 1938) Rex Reed
* U. (born 1938) Ishmael Reed (African American)
* U. (born 1939)2 George Reed, John S. Reed
* Canada (born 1939) Fred A. Reed
* England (died 1940) Henry Herbert Reed
* England (born 1942) Tracy Reed (English actress) "nee" Pelissier
* United States (born 1942) Willis Reed (African American)
* U. (born 1942) Lou Reed (Jewish)
* U. (born 1942)2 Michael C Reed (mathematician), Ron Reed
* U. (1943–2003) Ellen Cannon Reed "nee" Cannon
* U. (born 1943) Bob Reed
* United Kingdom (born 1945) David Reed (politician)
* United States (born 1944)2 Alvin Reed, Oscar Reed
* U. (born 1945) Fred Reed
* U. (born 1947) Francine Reed (African American)
* U. (born 1948)2 Chuck Reed, Joe Reed (American football)
* U. (born 1949) Tracy Reed (American actress) (African American)
* U. (born 1949)4 Caitriona Reed, Jack Reed, Pamela Reed, Stephen R. Reed

;Born after 1950
* United States (born 1950) Rick Reed (umpire)
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* United States (born 1951)Dannie Loyd Reed (Mississippi Representative)
* England (born 1952) Les Reed (football coach)
* United States (born 1952) David P. Reed
* U. (born 1954)3 Ann Reed, Butch Reed, Frank Reed
* U. (born 1955)3 Jerry Reed (baseball), Kevin Reed, Mark Reed (physicist)
* U. (born 1955) Preston Reed, emigrated to Scotland
* U. (born 1956)2 Robert Reed (author), Shanna Reed
* U. (born 1957) Keith W. Reed
* U. (born 1958) Alyson Reed
* U. (born 1960) Doug Reed
* U. (born 1961) Ralph E. Reed, Jr.
* U. (born 1961) Donald G. Reed (African American)
* U. (born 1962)2 Jeff Reed (baseball), Jody Reed
* U. (born 1963) Dizzy Reed
* England (born 1963) Steve Reed (Lambeth Councillor)
* England (born 1964) Andy Reed
* United States (born 1964)3 Andre Reed, Peyton Reed, Rick Reed (pitcher)
* U. (born 1965) Steve Reed (baseball)
* U. (born 1967)2 Jake Reed, Jason Reed
* U. (born 1967) Rodney Reed (African American)
* U. (born 1968) Logan Reed
* U. (born 1969) John Reed (novelist)
* U. (born 1970) Eric Reed (musician)
* U. (born 1970) Killah Priest, born "Walter Reed" (African American)
* U. (born 1971) Kira Reed
* U. (born 1972) Brett Reed
* U. (born 1973) Brian Reed
* U. (born 1973) Tayo Reed (African American)
* England (born 1973) Jamie Reed
* United States (born 1974) Tanoai Reed
* England (born 1975) Adam Reed (footballer)
* United States (born 1977)2 Brandy Reed, James Reed
* U. (born 1978)3 Dave L. Reed, Ed Reed, Jennie Reed
* U. (born 1979)2 Jeff Reed (American football), Kevin Michael Reed
* U. (born 1979) Natina Reed (African American)
* Australia (born 1980) Candice Reed
* United States (born 1980)2 Eric Reed, Tatum Reed
* U. (born 1980) Josh Reed (African American)
* U. (born 1981) Jeremy Reed
* U. (born 1981) Gary Reed (athlete), emigrated to Canada
* U. (born 1981) Peter Reed (rower), emigrated to United Kingdom
* U. (born 1982) J. R. Reed
* U. (born 1982) Justin Reed (African American)
* Australia (born 1982) Chad Reed
* United Kingdom (born 1982) David Reed (comedian)
* United States (born 1982) Tyler Reed
* U. (born 1983) Eric Reed (soccer player)
* U. (born 1984) Kerry Reed
* England (born 1985) Steven Reed (footballer)
* United States (born 1985) Albert Reed
* England (born 1987) Jamie Reed (footballer)
* United States (born 1987) Cathy Reed, emigrated to JapanSiblings: Cathy 1987 and Chris 1989]
* U. (born 1988) Nikki Reed (Jewish father)
* U. (born 1989) Chris Reed, emigrated to Japan
* England - Born 1990 - Joe Reed - Amazing in bed
* England (born 1992) Elizabeth Marie Reed hot stuff
* United States (born 1996) ((Reed Flory) Only one with Reed as a first name. ;Living with unknown birth year
* Australia (living) Lewis Reed
* England2 (living) James A. Reed (businessman), Jeremy Reed (writer)
* United Kingdom3 (living) Julia Reed, Kate Reed, Mark Reed (figure skater)
* United States26 (living) Adam Reed, Betty Reed, Daniel A Reed, Darrell Reed, Dennis Reed, Edward Reed (artist), Edward Reed (coach), Gary Reed, Jack Reed (Mississippi), John K. Reed, John T. Reed, John Shedd Reed, Lawrence Reed, Lowell Reed, Mike Reed, Pam Reed, Paul Reed (artist), Phil Reed, Ralph Reed (American Express), Sam Reed, Steve Reed (musician), Susan Reed, Thell Reed (Shooter), Tom Reed, Tracy Reed (writer)
* United States (living) Raphew Reed Jr (African American)

Compound surnames

* Davis-Reed: United States (living) Timothy Davis-Reed

Pseudonyms and aliases

* Mexico (1901–1973) Donald Reed, born "Ernesto Avila Guillen", emigrated to the United States
* United States
** (1907–1977) Alan Reed, born "Teddy Bergman"
** (1921–1986) Donna Reed, born "Donnabelle Mullenger"
** (1926–1983) B. Mitchel Reed, born "Burton Mitchel Goldberg"
** (born 1946) Alaina Reed Hall, sometimes billed as 'Alaina Reed' (African American)
** (living) Alto Reed, born "Thomas Neal Cartmell"

Fictional characters

* Australian television: Shannon Reed, Curtis Reed (Home and Away)
* Japanese anime and manga: Clow Reed
* United States literature: Henry Reed (fictional character)
* United States television: Curtis Reed, Billie Reed, Austin Reed (fiction), Lauren Reed, Malcolm Reed, Jonathan Reed (African American), Nikki Reed

Reed as a given name

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"Reed" is an uncommon male given name. In the United States, 'Reed' fluctuated among ranks of 400th to 1100th from 1881 through 2006, showing peaks in 1995 (rank 414) and 1949 (417) and a nadir in 1886 (1079). [Citation: Office of the Chief Actuary.] Information for other countries has insufficient depth to detect use of 'Reed' as a given name. [This refers to Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland, England and Wales]

People sharing the Reed given name

;Born after 1800
* United States
** (1862–1941) Reed Smoot (U.S. Senator)
** (1886–1961) Reed A. Albee

;Born after 1900
* United States
** (1911–1974) Reed Hadley
** (1917–1982) Reed Crandall
** (1922–2004) Reed Irvine
** (born c.1942) Reed Wickner
* Canada (born 1945) Reed Elley
* United States2 (born 1948) Reed Hundt, Reed V. Hillman
* United States2 (born 1949) Reed Waller, Reed Slatkin

;Born after 1950
* United States
** (born 1956) Reed Larson
** (born 1963) Reed Pierce
** (born 1967) Reed Diamond
** (born 1976) Reed Johnson
* Canada (born 1976) Reed Low
* United States
** (born 1980) Reed Gusciora
** (born 1982) Reed Doughty
** (born 1987) Reed Williams
** (born 1992) Reed Molbak

;Living with unknown birth year
* United States Reed Arvin

Pseudonyms and aliases

* United States
** Reed Cowan (born 'Darrin Reed Cowan')
** Reed Dollaz (born 'Fareed')
** Reed Erickson (born 'Rita Alma Erickson')
** Reed Ghazala (born 'Qubais Reed Ghazala')
** Reed Hastings (born 'Wilmot Reed Hastings, Jr.')
** Reed Sorenson (born 'Bradley Reed Sorenson')
** Reed Whittemore (born 'Edward Reed Whittemore Jr.')

Fictional characters

* United States television: Reed Garrett, Reed Pollock
* United States comics: Reed Richards

ee also

imilar surnames

"these are not necessarily related, but are similar in pronunciation or spelling"
* Reeds
* Read (surname)
* Reid
* Reade

Human name disambiguation pages

* Adam Reed (disambiguation)
* Andrew Reed
* Daniel Reed (disambiguation)
* David Reed
* Edward Reed
* Henry Reed
* James Reed (disambiguation)
* Jeff Reed
* Joe Reed
* John Reed
* Joseph Reed
* Mark Reed
* Peter Reed
* Robert Reed (disambiguation)
* Steve Reed
* Thomas Reed
* Thomas B. Reed
* Tracy Reed
* Vivian Reed
* Walter Reed (disambiguation)
* William Reed (disambiguation)
* Reed Smoot

Notes

References


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* US Census Bureau (9 May 1995). . Retrieved on 24 February 2008.

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