Herbert Read

about 1891–
Leicester, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Herbert

When Herbert Read was born about 1891, in Leicester, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Charles Henry Read, was 32 and his mother, Ada Hawley, was 33.

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Family Time Line

Charles Henry Read
1859–
Ada Hawley
1858–
Frederick Alfred Read
1878–1899
Sarah Elizabeth Read
1880–
Annie Read
1883–
Ada Read
1887–
Herbert Read
1891–
William Read
1896–
Florence M. Read
1901–

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World Events (8)

1904 · The Entente Cordiale

Age 13

The Entente Cordiale was signed between Britain and France on April 8, 1904, to reconcile imperial interests and pave the way for future diplomatic cooperation. This ended hundreds of years of conflict between the two states.
1908

Age 17

London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.
1924

Age 33

First UK government led by the Labor party under Prime Minister Ramsay MacDonald.

Name Meaning

English:1. nickname for a person with red hair or a ruddy complexion, from Middle English re(a)d ‘red’. 2. topographic name for someone who lived in a clearing, from an unattested Old English rīed, rȳd ‘woodland clearing’. 3. habitational name from various places: Read in Lancashire, the name of which is a contracted form of Old English rǣghēafod, from rǣge ‘female roe deer’, ‘she-goat’ + hēafod ‘head(land)’; Rede in Suffolk, so called from Old English hrēod ‘reeds’; or Reed in Hertfordshire, so called from an Old English ryhð ‘brushwood’.

LOAD TEST -- Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (2)

  • Herbert Read in household of Charles Henry Read, "England and Wales Census, 1911"
  • Herbert Reed in household of Charles H Reed, "England and Wales Census, 1901"

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