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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]CITATION[CLOSE]
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)

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.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Addie research. Another 159 words (11 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.

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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. Many...

Another 50 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Addie Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Some of the Addie family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 85 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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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

Addie Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • David Addie, aged 29, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Eveline" in 1865
  • Ann Addie, aged 21, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Eveline" in 1865
  • Julia Addie, aged 6 mths., arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Eveline" in 1865
  • William Addie arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Blue Jacket" in 1865
  • Thomas Addie, aged 30, a labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Edward P Bouverie" in 1873
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  • Bob Addie (1911-1982), American baseball writer
  • Robert Alastair Addie (1960-2003), British actor
  • William Addie, Architect
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Citations



  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)

Other References

  1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  3. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  4. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  5. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  6. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  7. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  8. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  9. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
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The Addie Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Addie 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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