Addy History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Addy family
The surname Addy was first found in the county of Berwickshire, Scotland, where "Ade Rede, William Ade of Inverkeithin rendered homage [to King Edward I] in 1296." 
Important Dates for the Addy family
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Addy Spelling Variations
The name Addy, appeared in many references, and from time to time, the surname was spelt Ade, Addie, Addy, Addey, Eadie, Eddie, Edie, Edey, Aidie, Aidy, Aiddye, Adie and many more.
Early Notables of the Addy 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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Migration of the Addy family to Ireland
Some of the Addy family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Addy migration to the United States
The New World beckoned as many of the settlers in Ireland, known as the Scotch/Irish, became disenchanted. They sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. Some called them, less romantically, the "coffin ships." Amongst the early settlers who could be considered kinsmen of the Addy family, or who bore a variation of the surname Addy were
Addy Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Webb Addy, who landed in Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1632 
- William Addy who was fined in Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1635 for working on a Sunday
Addy Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Solomon Addy, who arrived in South Carolina in 1747 
- James Addy, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1753 
Addy Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- James Addy, aged 7, who landed in New York, NY in 1805 
- Thomas Addy, aged 42, who landed in New York, NY in 1805 
- Winpris Addy, aged 39, who arrived in New York, NY in 1805 
- Thomas Addy, aged 49, who arrived in New York in 1812 
- George Addy, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1858 
Addy migration to Canada
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Addy Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- Jane Addy, aged 25, a widow, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the brig "Dorcas Savage" from Belfast, Ireland
- Bessy Addy, aged 14, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1838 aboard the barque "Rebecca" from Liverpool, England
- Mr. Francis Addy, aged 1 who immigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Champion" departing from the port of Liverpool, England but died on Grosse Isle in September 1847 
Contemporary Notables of the name Addy (post 1700)
- Mark Addy AM (1838-1890), English publican and champion oarsman, who was awarded the Albert Medal for the rescue of over 50 people from the highly polluted River Irwell
- Robert Edward "Bob" Addy (1845-1910), nicknamed "The Magnet," an American right fielder and second baseman in Major League Baseball
- Wesley Addy (1913-1996), American stage, television, and film actor
- Kelly Addy, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Montana, 1996 
- Edward J. Addy, American politician, American Labor Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 28th District, 1938 
- Donald J. Addy, American Republican politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives 74th District, 1964 
- Michael Addy (b. 1943), English former professional footballer
- Ebby Nelson- Addy (b. 1992), English professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Hartlepool United
- Sidney Oldall Addy (b. 1848), English author of books on folklore and history
- Danny Addy, English professional rugby league player for the Bradford Bulls
- ... (Another 11 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
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- ^ 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)
- ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 12)
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 15) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html