When Thomas Edward Read was christened on 26 August 1838, in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Thomas Read, was 25 and his mother, Elizabeth LeChevalier, was 26. He died in March 1842, in his hometown, at the age of 3, and was buried in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom.
English and Scottish: variant of Reed .
History: A family called Read were established in America in the early 18th century by John Read, who was born in Dublin, sixth in descent from Sir Thomas Read of Berkshire, England. His son, George Read (1733–98), was one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence, and as a lawyer helped frame the Constitution.