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Reading Name Meaning

habitational name from the county seat of Berkshire, which gets its name from Old English Readingas ‘people of Read(a)’, a byname meaning ‘red’. topographic name for someone who lived in a clearing, an unattested Old English ryding.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Fearing, Keating, Brading, Radin, Readling, Rexing, Reiling, Hedding

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Reading Family Origin

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Reading Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    23%
  • Labourer

    13%
  • Clerk

    7%
  • Laborer

    7%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Reading family was Laborer. Farmer, Labourer and Clerk were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Reading. The most common Reading occupation in Canada was Farmer. 23% of Reading's were Farmers.

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Reading Life Expectancy

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