Have you checked to see if your last name REEDY was ever spelled REIDY? Possibly the name had another spelling but it was writen down the way it sounded. My last name is spelled READY, but a lot of people pronounce it REEDY. Do you know in which county your REEDYS were from? My ggrandfather was born in Ireland, but I don't know in which county. There is free online Irish site-not sure what it's called, that shows the prevelance of names in each Irish county. You might get an idea which county your REEDYS were from.