Wride Family History
Wride Name Meaning
Americanized form of North German Wriedt . English: perhaps a nickname for someone with a twisted body from having a crooked neck back or legs from Middle English wrid(e) wrede. This term is recorded only in names and seems to imply an Old English noun wride ‘twist bend’ derived from Old English wrīthan ‘to twist to writhe’. Its sense development to ‘the twisted (one)’ and may have been influenced by Middle English wried ‘crooked bent twisted’ past participle of wrien ‘to writhe be crooked (etc.)’. Alternatively a post-medieval variant of Read .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022