First name origin & meaning:
Middle English: Bailiff
First name variations: Reave, Reeve
Last name origins & meanings:
- English: patronymic from Reeve.
- English: topographic name for
someone who lived on the margin of a wood, from a misdivision of the
Middle English phrase atter eves ‘at the edge’ (Old English
æt þære efese).
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