Frances Ann Reed

Brief Life History of Frances Ann

When Frances Ann Reed was born on 26 August 1855, in Hackney, London, England, United Kingdom, her father, John Francis Reed, was 21 and her mother, Frances Isake Farnes, was 20. She lived in Tradeston, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1861. She died on 20 August 1861, in United States, at the age of 5.

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John Francis Reed
Frances Isake Farnes
Frances Ann Reed
Selina Eliza Reed
Helen Matilda Reed
John McKenzie Reed
Annette Reed
Eveline Reed
Francis Alvin Reed
Lillian Reed
Benjamin “Ben” Reed
Lydia Reed
Ebenezer James Reed
Freeman Philip Osmond Reed

Sources (5)

  • Frances A Reed, "Scotland Census, 1861"
  • Frances Ann Reed, "England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008"
  • Frances Ann Reed, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Record of Members (Worldwide), 1836-1970"

World Events (2)

1857 · Police (Scotland) Act 1857

The Police Act 1857 was an Act put into place by Parliament to establish a mandatory police force in every county of Scotland.

1859 · Big Ben

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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.

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