Last name origins & meanings:
- English: occupational name for a mounted warrior or messenger,
late Old English rīdere (from rīdan ‘to ride’), a
term quickly displaced after the Conquest by the new sense of
- English: topographic name for someone who lived in
a clearing in woodland. Compare Read 2.
- Irish: part
translation of Gaelic Ó Marcaigh ‘descendant of
Marcach’, a byname meaning ‘horseman’. The Gaelic name is also
Anglicized as Markey.
- Americanized form of German
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