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Reeders in the USA

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For a fact I have one distant family member in the USA that has roots in the UK back to Australia back to the Netherlands. Distant family members are also in South Africa and there are colored people with my surname in the USA as well. I wonder if their ancesters were given that name by the South African slave owners.

It also brings me to the dilemma if I should put them into my familiy trees or not since they are not blood related. But that can also be the same for me as I was adopted. You could say the ancesters were also adopted.

Now in the UK it is a different matter. The census of 1901 changed Reeder into Reeders. These are totally unrelated. In Germany Reders might have changed into Reeders as that was the old Dutch spelling and lots of people couldn't read nor write.

There's also Reeder's Alley in the USA made by Louis Reeder. Totally unrelated as well.

Then there is a rare case of a martial artist named Willem A. Reeders (1917-1990) that died in Alberqueque. I can't confirm his heritage:

Karel Lodewyck x Hap Kiem :
Christine Lodewyck x Charles M. Reeders :
- Adriana Engelina Reeders (1914-1974) Groningen
related to Th. Reeders?
- Willem A. Reeders (1917-1990)
- - Marlyn A Reeders daughter?

You find him on youtube as well as he fought in Indonesia where he lived with his mother. Apparently he was taught by a shaolin monk. The real information of the parents and grandparents might not be known to him or fabricated as he told that Karel was related William of Orange and Hap was a Chinese princess.

If you're an American with my surname let me know.
 

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