Reder Family History
Reder Name Meaning
English (Kent): variant of Reader . North German and Dutch: from a personal name composed of the ancient Germanic elements rād ‘counsel’ + heri ‘army’. North German and Dutch: occupational name for an outfitter (later for a ship owner) from an agent derivative of raid- ‘prepare make ready’. German: nickname or occupational name for a legal advocate from Middle High German redǣre ‘speaker’. South German: occupational name for a miller's helper a flour sifter from Middle High German reder(er). Possibly an altered form of German Röder (see Roeder ).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022