| Background: The name Reid in Ireland is often of immigrant origin having been brought to the country by settlers from England and Scotland in the seventeenth century. The native Gaelic O'Riada Sept of County Tipperary and the O'Maoildeirg Sept of County Mayo have also adopted Reid as the anglicized form of their name. Mulderrig, Reade and Red are other variants.
Variations: Reid, Reed, Read, Red, Ruadh.
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