Read Name Meaning

nickname for a person with red hair or a ruddy complexion, from Middle English re(a)d ‘red’. topographic name for someone who lived in a clearing, from an unattested Old English ried, r¯d ‘woodland clearing’. habitational name from various places: Read in Lancashire, the name of which is a contracted form of Old English r?gheafod, from r?ge ‘female roe deer’, ‘she-goat’ + heafod ‘head(land)’; Rede in Suffolk, so called from Old English hreod ‘reeds’; or Reed in Hertfordshire, so called from an Old English ryhð ‘brushwood’.

List of People with Surname Read

According to our database, there are a total of 4,764 people with the surname Read. Among these people surnamed Read, there are about 720 unique names, with an average of 6 people who have the same name. Margaret Read, Karen Read and Barbara Read are the top three most popular names from the list of people surnamed Read, with 41, 36 and 30 people respectively.

Moreover, we found that California has the largest number of people surnamed Read, with a total of 532 people, and there are a total of 292 unique names among these people. Texas is the second-most populous state for people with the surname Read, with a total of 440 people and an average of 265 unique names.