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ġerēfa > rēfa > reeve

This name derives from Occupational name for a sheriff, from Middle English “reeve”, from the Old English “rēfa”, from “ġerēfa”, meaning “an array, number, host”. (historical) Any of several local officials, with varying responsibilities. High-reeve (Old English: hēahgerēfa) was a title taken by some English magnates during the 10th and 11th centuries, and is particularly associated with the rulers of Bamburgh.

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