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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." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
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)

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.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Adey research. Another 159 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1500, 1634, 1708, 1675, 1734, 1685 and 1685 are included under the topic Early Adey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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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. Many...

Another 50 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Adey Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Some of the Adey family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 85 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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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 Atlanti c. 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 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 arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Anna Maria" in 1849
  • Marianne Tibbs Adey arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Anna Maria" in 1849
  • Thomas Spencer Adey arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Anna Maria" in 1849
  • Eliza Adey arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Anna Maria" in 1849
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Citations



  1. ^ 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)

Other References

  1. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  2. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  4. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  5. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  7. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  8. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  9. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  10. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
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The Adey Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Adey Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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