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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • Italian (Ré) : from re ‘king’, possibly denoting someone who lived by or worked in a royal court, or someone who behaved in regal fashion, had played the part of a king in a pageant, or who had earned the title in some contest of skill.
  • Northern Italian (Re) : habitational name for someone from a place named with ‘river’, for example Re in Novara.
  • French (Ré) : habitational name from a place so named in Indre or from the Ile de Ré.

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