Alan Reed

31 January 1939–8 January 2018 (Age 78)
Yorkshire North Riding, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Alan

When Alan Reed was born on 31 January 1939, in Yorkshire North Riding, England, United Kingdom, his father, Frederick William Reed, was 45 and his mother, Hannah Smith Clark, was 43. He died on 8 January 2018, in Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 78.

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Family Time Line

Frederick William Reed
1893–1972
Hannah Smith Clark
1895–1966
Joan Reed
1924–1983
James R Reed
1927–
Eva Margaret Reed
1928–1972
Alan Reed
1939–2018

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World Events (8)

1940
Age 1
Winston Churchill becomes prime minister. British fighter pilots repel German air attacks in the Battle of Britain. London and other cities badly damaged in German bombing raids.
1942 · Baedeker Blitz
Age 3
The Baedeker Blitz took place from April 1942- May 1942. The attack on York took place on April 28-29, it caused minimal damage but 79 people were killed.
1965 · Death Penalty is Abolished for Murder
Age 26
The death penalty for murder was abolished in England on November 8, 1965.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: nickname from Middle English and Older Scots red(e) ‘red’, no doubt denoting someone with red hair or a ruddy complexion.English: from Middle English ride, rede, rude (Old English rīed, rēod, rȳd) ‘clearing’. The surname may be topographic for someone who lived in or near a clearing, or habitational, for someone who lived at one of a number of places so named, including Rede Court in Strood (Kent), Rides in Eastchurch (Kent), Ride Way in Ewhurst (Surrey), and Reed Farm in Wadhurst (Sussex). The word is particularly common in the southeastern counties of England, from Kent to the Isle of Wight. See also Rider and Reader .English: habitational name from Read (Lancashire), Reed (Hertfordshire), or Rede (Suffolk). The Lancashire placename derives from Old English rǣge ‘roe, female roe deer’ + hēafod ‘head’. The Hertfordshire placename derives from Old English rȳhth ‘rough piece of ground’. The etymology of the Suffolk placename is uncertain.

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

Possible Related Names

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Redd
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Sources (2)

  • Alan Reed, "England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008"
  • Alan Reed in household of Frederick W Reed, "England and Wales National Register, 1939"

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