See also: rye

English edit

 Rye (disambiguation) on Wikipedia
 Rye, East Sussex on Wikipedia
 River Rye, Yorkshire on Wikipedia
 Rye, New York on Wikipedia

Alternative forms edit

Etymology edit

  • As an English surname, variant of Rea.
  • Also as an English surname, from the noun rye.
  • As a Norwegian surname, from several farmsteads whose name derive from Old Norse rjóðr (forest clearing); see the verb ryðja (to clear).
  • As a Danish surname, from the town Ry in Skanderbord.
  • The town in England is perhaps derived from Old English riþ (river, stream).[1]

Proper noun edit


  1. A small town and civil parish in East Sussex, England.
  2. A hamlet and civil parish in Hampshire, England.
  3. A river in North Yorkshire, England that flows through Ryedale to join the Derwent.
  4. A number of places in the United States:
    1. An unincorporated community and census-designated place in Gila County, Arizona.
    2. A census-designated place in Cleveland County, Arkansas.
    3. A small statutory town in Pueblo County, Colorado.
    4. An unincorporated community in Manatee County, Florida.
    5. A ghost town in Adair County, Missouri.
    6. A town in Rockingham County, New Hampshire.
    7. A coastal suburban city in Westchester County, New York.
    8. A large town in Westchester County, New York.
  5. A surname.
  6. A nickname of the given name Ryan.

Derived terms edit

Statistics edit

  • According to the 2010 United States Census, Rye is the 8,128th most common surname in the United States, belonging to 4,079 individuals. Rye is most common among White (90.39%) individuals.

References edit

  1. ^ Skeat, W. W. (1901). Notes on English Etymology: Chiefly Reprinted from the Transactions of the Philological Society. Kiribati: Clarendon Press, p. 250

Anagrams edit