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Where did the English Edeson family come from? What is the English Edeson family crest and coat of arms? When did the Edeson family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Edeson family history?The Edeson name is an important part of the history of the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. Edeson is derived from the son of Ede, as Edison, which was later shortened to Eadie. The surname Edeson originally derived from the Old English word Eade which referred to abundant riches.However, another reference claims that the name was derived from the Middle English name Edwy and the Old English word Eadwig which are composed of the elements ead meaning prosperity and wig which meant war.
Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Edeson were recorded, including Eadie, Eades, Edey, Eadey, Eddy, Edeson, Edison and others.
First found in many counties throughout England. The Hundred Rolls of 1273 reveled the list the first records of the name: Edde (no personal name listed) in Norfolk; Edde filius Hugh in Huntingdonshire; William filius Ede in Suffolk; Robert filius Ede in Huntingdonshire; and William Ede in Norfolk.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Edeson research. Another 302 words(22 lines of text) covering the years 1200, 1379, and 1500 are included under the topic Early Edeson History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Edeson Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Edeson family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 123 words(9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Edeson family emigrate to North America: John Eddy who settled in Watertown, Massachusetts, in the year 1630. Samuel Eddy landed in Plymouth in the same year. In 1766; Mary Eddy had made Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina her home.
The Edeson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Edeson Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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