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Origin of the name EADRED.
Etymology of the name EADRED.
Meaning of the baby name EADRED.


EADRED.  A contracted form of Anglo-Saxon Eadrǽd (q.v.), meaning "rich council," from Old English ead "happy, rich," and rǽd "advice, counsel." (History of Christian Names, Yonge, 1884).

... Eadmund had been married to Ælfgifu, a princess of exemplary virtue, whose solicitude for the relief of the indigent, and charity in purchasing the liberty of slaves, have been highly extolled by our ancient writers.  She bore him two sons, Eadwig and Eadgar, of whom the eldest could not be more than nine years of age.  Their childhood rendered them incapable of directing the government; and in an assembly of the prelates, thanes, and vassal princes of Wales, their uncle Eadred, the only surviving son of Eadward, was chosen king;... (The Historians' History of the World, Williams, 1907)


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