When Andrew Clyde Redding was born about 1898, in Nova Scotia, Canada, his father, William Herbert Redding, was 25 and his mother, Janie Maud Churchill, was 26. He immigrated to Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States in 1902 and lived in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada in 1901 and Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States in 1910. He died on 21 September 1914, in Yarmouth, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada, at the age of 17, and was buried in Yarmouth Mountain Cemetery, Yarmouth, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada.
English: habitational name from Reading, the county seat of Berkshire, from Old English Rēadingas ‘people of Rēad(a)’, a byname meaning ‘red’.
Irish: from Ó Rodáin ‘descendant of Rodán’, a personal name derived from a diminutive of rod ‘strong, lively, spirited’. Anglicized forms with other vowels, as in Rudden, Reddan, may be derived from a variant Ó Roidín. Current Anglicized Irish forms usually have a double d.
German: patronymic from any of the ancient Germanic personal names with the first element rād ‘counsel, advice’.