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Meaning and Origin

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  1. A town in north central California on the Sacramento River

redding was also found in the following language(s): Dutch

Notable Persons With the Last Name Redding

Otis Redding was a soul music, rhythm, and blues musician. He holds the title These Arms of Mine" and Try a Little Tenderness". He was most prominent from 1958 to 1967. Otis was given the name Otis Ray Redding, Jr. on September 9th, 1941 in Dawson, Georgia, U.S. Otis is also known as The Big O, The Mad Man from Macon, Rockhouse Redding, The King of Soul, and King of Southern Soul. He left this life on December 10th, 1967.


Noel Redding was a rock music, psychedelic rock, blues rock, and folk rock musician. He plays Bass guitar, Guitar, Mandolin, Violin, Fender Jazz Bass, and Vocals. His most notable accomplishments were from 1966 to 2003. Noel was given the name Noel David Redding on December 25th, 1945 in Folkestone, Kent, England. He left this life on May 11th, 2003.


Jheri Redding was a hairdresser, chemist, businessman, businessperson, and chemistandbusinessman. Jheri was given the name Robert William Redding on March 2nd, 1907 in Rantoul, Illinois. Jheri is also known as Godfather of Hair, Redding, and Robert William. He left this life on March 15th, 1998.


Reggie Redding is a basketball player for the ETHA Engomis, Tigers Tübingen, Alba Berlin, and Darüşşafaka S.K. in the Turkish Basketball Super League and Euroleague. He has had major accomplishments since 2010. Reggie was born on July 18th, 1988 in Philadelphia.


Cory Redding is a football player. His most notable accomplishments were from 2003 to present. Cory was born on November 15th, 1980 in Houston.


Scott Redding is an athlete for the Pramac Racing. Scott was born on January 4th, 1993 in Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England.


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Popularity of Redding as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Redding U.S.
  White 70.00% 64.26%
  African American 24.51% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.39% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.56% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.99% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.55% 16.26%

Of Last Name Redding

People with the last name Redding are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Redding

  • How Popular is the name Redding? Redding is the 30,381st most popular name of all time. As a last name Redding was the 2,317th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Redding have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 155 babies born with the first name Redding in the United States. That's more than enough people named Redding to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Redding? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1922 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Redding first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Redding is Wednesday, November 11th, 1874.
  • What year had the most people named Redding born? The highest recorded use of the first name Redding was in 2016 with a total of 33 babies.
  • Random Redding Factoid: According to the 2017 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Redding is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 5 babies in California have the same name as you in 2017.
  • Weird things about the name Redding: Your name in reverse order is Gnidder. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Nrddeig. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Redding? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 15,767 people with the last name Redding.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Redding? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 5 of them will have Redding as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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