Adee History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Adee family
The surname Adee was first found in the county of Berwickshire, Scotland, where "Ade Rede, William Ade of Inverkeithin rendered homage [to King Edward I] in 1296." 
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. " 
Early History of the Adee family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Adee 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 Adee History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Adee Spelling Variations
Although the name, Adee, 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 Adee 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.
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Migration of the Adee family to Ireland
Some of the Adee 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.
Migration of the Adee family
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 Adee family name Adee, or who bore a variation of the surname were William Addy who was fined in Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1635 for working on a Sunday; John Ade, his wife, two sons and two daughters, settled in America in 1709.
Contemporary Notables of the name Adee (post 1700) +
- George T. Adee, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1904 
- Alvey Augustus Adee (1842-1924), American politician, Secretary of State, 1882-86; Second Assistant Secretary of State, 1886-1924; Assistant Secretary of State, 1924; Secretary of State ad interim, 1898 
Related Stories +
- ^ 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)
- ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 15) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html