Addie History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Addie family

The surname Addie 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 Addie family

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

Addie Spelling Variations

During the era when a person's name, tribe and posterity was one of his most important possessions, many different spellings were found in the archives examined. Addie occurred in many references, and spelling variations of the name found included Ade, Addie, Addy, Addey, Eadie, Eddie, Edie, Edey, Aidie, Aidy, Aiddye, Adie and many more.

Early Notables of the Addie 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...
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Ireland Migration of the Addie family to Ireland

Some of the Addie family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 48 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

United States Addie 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 illness and the elements, were buried at sea. In North America, early immigrants bearing the family name Addie, or a spelling variation of the surname include:

Addie Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Solomon Addie, who landed in Georgia in 1743 [3]

New Zealand Addie migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Addie Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. John F. Addie, (b. 1840), aged 23, Scottish farm labourer, from Aberdeenshire travelling from London aboard the ship "Sebastopol" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 21st May 1863 [4]
  • David Addie, aged 29, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Eveline" in 1865
  • Ann Addie, aged 21, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Eveline" in 1865
  • Julia Addie, aged 6 mths., who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Eveline" in 1865
  • William Addie, who arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Blue Jacket" in 1865
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Contemporary Notables of the name Addie (post 1700) +

  • Bob Addie (1911-1982), American baseball writer
  • Robert Alastair Addie (1960-2003), British actor
  • William Addie, Architect
  • Leona Addie Munk (1911-2003), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Nevada, 1960 [5]
  • Addie Hughes, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 1932
  • Addie Lucia Ballou (1838-1916), American suffragist, poet, artist, author, and lecturer
  • Addie Mae Collins (1949-1963), American Baptist parishioner who was killed in the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing, posthumously awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor, the highest award that the U.S. Congress can award a civilian
  • Addie Peed Swearingen (1904-2008), American former beautician who became a philanthropist
  • Addie McPhail (1905-2003), American film actress
  • Addie L. Greene (b. 1943), American Democrat politician, Mayor of Magnolia Park, Florida, 1991-92; Member of Florida State House of Representatives 84th District, 1993- [6]

  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
  3. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  4. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from
  5. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 2) . Retrieved from
  6. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 23) . Retrieved from on Facebook
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