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Reid Surname Origin

(Oritin Scottish) Nickname for a person with red hair or a ruddy complexion, from Older Scots reid ‘red’

Source: An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names With an Essay on their Derivation and Import; Arthur, William, M.A.; New York, NY: Sheldon, Blake, Bleeker & CO., 1857.

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