Aday History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Aday family

The surname Aday was first found in the county of Berwickshire, Scotland, where "Ade Rede, William Ade of Inverkeithin rendered homage [to King Edward I] in 1296." [1]

Eddi, Aedde, or Eddius (fl. 669), was an English "biographer, who assumed the name of Stephanus probably on taking orders, was brought into Northumbria by Bishop Wilfrith or Wilfrid when he returned from Canterbury in 669. " [2]

Early History of the Aday family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Aday research. Another 80 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1500, 1634, 1708, 1675, 1734, 1685, 1685, 1622 and 1640 are included under the topic Early Aday History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Aday Spelling Variations

Although the name, Aday, appeared in many references, from time to time, the surname was shown with the spellings Ade, Addie, Addy, Addey, Eadie, Eddie, Edie, Edey, Aidie, Aidy, Aiddye, Adie and many more.

Early Notables of the Aday family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family name during their early history was William Ade; and John Etty of York (c. 1634-1708), an English architect and craftsman; and his son, William Etty (c. 1675-1734), an English architect and craftsman, best known for designing Holy Trinity Church, Leeds and probably Holy Trinity Church, Sunderland. William Addy (fl. 1685) was a writing-master based in London, and the author of a system of shorthand published in 1685. Many Addies made important contributions in Scottish and northern English life. For more details see Zetland Family Histories by F. I. Grant, and the Adies of Smiddiegreen by W. MacFarlane. John Attey...
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Ireland Migration of the Aday family to Ireland

Some of the Aday family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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United States Aday migration to the United States +

Gradually becoming disenchanted with life in Ireland many of these uprooted families sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. These overcrowded ships often arrived with only 60 to 70% of their original passenger list, many dying of cholera, typhoid, dysentery or small pox. In North America, some of the first immigrants who could be considered kinsmen of the Aday family name Aday, or who bore a variation of the surname were

Aday Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Carolina Aday, aged 3, who immigrated to the United States, in 1896
  • Clementina Aday, aged 23, who landed in America, in 1896
  • Donatilo V. Aday, aged 29, who settled in America, in 1896
  • Estrella Aday, aged 0, who landed in America, in 1896
  • Laura Valdes Aday, aged 12, who landed in America, in 1896
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Aday Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Harry Aday, aged 16, who immigrated to the United States from St. Helier, England, in 1910
  • Evelio Aday, aged 27, who immigrated to the United States, in 1923

Contemporary Notables of the name Aday (post 1700) +

  • Marvin Lee Aday (1947-2022), American rock musician and actor, better known by his stage names Meat Loaf and Meat Loaf Aday, recipient of a Grammy Award for Best Rock Vocal Performance, Solo
  • Amanda Aday (b. 1981), American stage actor, daughter of actor/musician Meat Loaf
  • Pearl Aday (b. 1974), American female singer, stepdaughter of Meat Loaf


  1. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
  2. ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print


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