reid M

old english (anglo-saxon)

The name is most likely to derive from “rēad”, the Old English (Anglo-Saxon) term for the color red. As a name it is believed to have originally been descriptive of person's complexion or hair being ruddy or red. Old English had spelling variants depending on dialect. The spelling “read” was the form in West Saxon, while “rēid” was the spelling characteristic of Northumbrian English.

reid M English