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Rees /ˈrs/[1] is a very common Welsh name that traces back to the ancient Celts known as the Britons.[citation needed] The surname was first recorded in Carmarthenshire, and is derived from the personal name Rhys. Rhys is very common in Wales, and some parts of England.

Notable individuals named Rees include the following:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Wells, John (5 January 2010). "Rees, Rhys". John Wells's phonetic blog. Retrieved 5 March 2010.