Last name: REEVES

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REEVES : This last name is indexed 243,561 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

REEVES : 1: English: variant of Reeve with post-medieval excrescent -s.2: English: from Middle English reve + genitival -s for the son daughter wife or servant of a reeve or of someone surnamed Reeve.3: English: from Middle English atte Reves a topographic and occupational name for someone who lived and probably worked ‘at the reeve's (house)’.4: English: topographic name for someone who lived on the margin of a wood or other geographical feature from a misdivision of the Middle English phrase atter eves ‘at the edge or border’ (Old English æt thære efese). See Eaves.5: Irish (Limerick): from Ó Rímheadha later Ó Rímheá ‘descendant of Rímheadh’ a personal name derived from rímid meaning ‘counter’.

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