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An excerpt from www.HouseOfNames.com archives copyright 2000 - 2015

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Where did the English Addie family come from? What is the English Addie family crest and coat of arms? When did the Addie family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Addie family history?

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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.

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


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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 and 1734 are included under the topic Early Addie History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 139 words(10 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Addie Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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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.

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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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  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. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  2. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  3. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  4. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  5. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  6. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  7. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  8. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  10. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. 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.

This page was last modified on 28 August 2015 at 09:44.

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