Last name origins & meanings:
- Italian (Ré): from re ‘king’, possibly
denoting someone who lived by or worked in a royal court, or someone
who behaved in regal fashion, had played the part of a king in a
pageant, or who had earned the title in some contest of skill.
- Northern Italian (Re): habitational name for someone from a
place named with ré ‘river’, for example Re in Novara.
- French (Ré): habitational name from a place so named in
Indre or from the Ile de Ré.
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