Reder Family History
Reder Name Meaning
English: variant spelling of Reader. Dutch: variant of Reeder 2. North German and Dutch: from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements rad ‘counsel’ + heri ‘army’. North German and Dutch: occupational name for a ship owner or outfitter, from an agent derivative of Middle Low German rad ‘counsel’; ‘provisions’, ‘stock’. North German: habitational name from any of various places named Rieder (earlier Redere) or Reher (earlier Rethere) in northern Germany. Possibly an altered spelling of German Röder (see Roeder).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press