Meaning and Origin of Rhett - FamilyEducation

Meaning and Origin of: Rhett

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Boy name origins & meanings:

  • Old Welsh : Enthusiastic
  • English, Welsh : A stream

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Family name origins & meanings:

  • Americanized form of Dutch de Raedt, from Middle Dutch raet ‘advice’. This name occurs chiefly in SC.
  • This name was brought to North America in 1694 by William Rhett (1666–1723). Robert Barnwell Rhett (1800–76) was a South Carolina congressman and senator, a noted secessionist.

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