Show ContentsAdes History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Ades was spawned by the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture that ruled a majority of Britain. It comes from Addie's son or Addy's son.

Early Origins of the Ades family

The surname Ades was first found in the county of Staffordshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.

Early History of the Ades family

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Ades Spelling Variations

Ades has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Ades have been found, including Addis, Addys, Addyes, Addes, Adis, Addice, Addicks and many more.

Early Notables of the Ades family

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Ireland Migration of the Ades family to Ireland

Some of the Ades family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

United States Ades migration to the United States +

In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Adess to arrive on North American shores:

Ades Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Gabriel Ades, who arrived in Virginia in 1633 [1]

New Zealand Ades 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:

Ades Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • William Ades, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bombay" in 1863 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Ades (post 1700) +

  • Bernard Ades (1903-1986), American politician, Candidate for Governor of Maryland, 1934 [3]
  • Mr. Thomas Ades C.B.E. (b. 1971), born in London, British Composer, Pianist and Conductor, was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire on 8th June 2018, for services to Music [4]

  1. 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)
  2. New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 7th November 2010). Retrieved from
  3. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 15) . Retrieved from
  4. "Birthday and New Year Honours Lists (1940 to 2019)." Issue 62507, 28 December 2018 | London Gazette, The Gazette, Dec. 2018, on Facebook