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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.
Reid Surname Meaning and Family Facts
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A Reid Family History Thought:
'He who has no knaves, fools, or beggars in his family was begot by a flash of lightening.' --Old English Proverb