Adey History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Adey family
The surname Adey 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 Adey family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Adey 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 Adey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Adey Spelling Variations
Although the name, Adey, 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 Adey 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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In Newfoundland, Canada, the name Adey is the 598th most popular surname with an estimated 77 people with that name. 
Migration of the Adey family to Ireland
Some of the Adey 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.
| Adey migration to the United States ||+|
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 Adey family name Adey, or who bore a variation of the surname were
Adey Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- William Adey, who arrived in Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1636 
| Adey migration to Australia ||+|
Emigration to Australia
followed the First Fleets
of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:
Adey Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Mr. William Adey, (Ayde), (b. 1800), aged 19, English convict who was convicted in Wiltshire, England for life for stealing, transported aboard the "Dromedary" on 11th September 1819, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land), he died in 1827 
- George Adey, English convict from Birmingham, Warwick, who was transported aboard the "Anson" on September 23, 1843, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia 
- Mr. James Adey, (b. 1808), aged 38, English gardener who was convicted in Somerset, England for 15 years for coining, transported aboard the "China" on 5th January 1846, arriving in Norfolk Island, Australia 
- Daniel Francis Adey, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Anna Maria" in 1849 
- Marianne Tibbs Adey, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Anna Maria" in 1849 
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|Contemporary Notables of the name Adey (post 1700) ||+|
- John Adey Repton (1775-1860), English architect, born at Norwich, first son of Humphrey Repton
- 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 order of Common Surnames in 1955 in Newfoundland retrieved on 20th October 2021 (retrieved from Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland by E.R. Seary corrected edition ISBN 0-7735-1782-0)
- 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)
- Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 16th July 2021). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/dromedary
- State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anson voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1843 with 499 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anson/1843
- Convict Records of Australia. Retrieved 5th February 2021 from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/china
- State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The ANNA MARIA 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849AnnaMaria.htm