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Let us look first at names from the Old Testament. Far the highest of them on our list is David, but if our subject is confined to English surnames David's score must be reduced by more than half. Nearly all examples of Davies are Welsh, and this is no mere echo of English popularity as in the case of Williams, but an expression of loyalty on the part of Welshmen to their own patron saint and nati.....


Heraldry Database: Reid

Reid







Surname:  Reid
Branch:  Reid
Origins:  Scottish
More Info:  Scotland

Background:  Reid is a sept of Clan Robertson.


Motto:  Virtutis Gloria Merces, Glory is the reward of valour.
Arms:  Ar. an eagle, displayed, sa. membered and armed or, on his breast an escocheon gu.


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We are unable to locate the history for this surname. If you can provide us with this information, then please contact Arms & Badges!

Name Variations:  Reid, Read, Reed, Reede, Redd, Reade.

References:
One or more of the following publications has been referenced for this article.
The General Armory; Sir Bernard Burke - 1842.
A Handbook of Mottoes; C.N. Elvin - 1860.
Scottish Clans and Tartans; Neil Grant - 2000.
Scottish Clan and Family Encyclopedia; George Way of Plean and Romilly Squire - 1994.
Scottish Clans and Tartans; Ian Grimble - 1973.
World Tartans; Iain Zaczek - 2001.
Clans and Families of Scotland; Alexander Fulton - 1991.






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