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." 
Important Dates for the Adey family
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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...
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Migration of the Adey family to Ireland
Some of the Adey family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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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
- George Adey, English convict from Birmingham, Warwick, who was transported aboard the "Anson" on September 23, 1843, settling in Van Diemen's Land, 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 
- Thomas Spencer Adey, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Anna Maria" in 1849 
- Eliza 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)
- ^ 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)
- ^ 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
- ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The ANNA MARIA 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849AnnaMaria.htm