Amelia Read

1846–about 1857 (Age 11)
Kitley, Leeds, Canada West, British Colonial America

The Life of Amelia

When Amelia Read was born in 1846, in Kitley, Leeds, Canada West, British Colonial America, her father, John Read, was 62 and her mother, Mary Alquire, was 52. She died about 1857, in her hometown, at the age of 11.

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Family Time Line

John Read
1784–1860
Mary Alquire
1794–
Amelia Read
1846–1857
Alice Read
1848–1874

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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’.

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

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  • 1851 Census of Canada East, Canada West, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia

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