Shreve Family History
Shreve Name Meaning
English: occupational name for a sheriff, from Middle English schiref, shreeve, shryve ‘sheriff’, from Old English scir ‘shire’, ‘administrative district’ + (ge)refa ‘reeve’ (see Reeve). In some cases it may have arisen from a nickname.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press