Meaning and Origin of: Reading
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First name origins & meanings:
- Old English : Red-haired; reed
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Last name origin & meaning:
- English : habitational name from the county seat of Berkshire, which gets its name from Old English Rēadingas ‘people of Rēad(a)’, a byname meaning ‘red’.
- English : topographic name for someone who lived in a clearing, an unattested Old English ryding.