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Reading Name Meaning

habitational name from the county seat of Berkshire, which gets its name from Old English Readingas ‘people of Read(a)’, a byname meaning ‘red’. topographic name for someone who lived in a clearing, an unattested Old English ryding.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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Reading Family Origin

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Reading Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    28%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Keeping House

    4%
  • Farming

    3%

In 1880, the most common Reading occupation in the USA was Farmer. 28% of Reading's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Reading. A less common occupation for the Reading family was Farming.

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Reading Historical Records

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Reading Life Expectancy

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