Adie History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Adie family

The surname Adie 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]

Early History of the Adie family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Adie research. Another 80 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1296 and 1500 are included under the topic Early Adie History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Adie Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Ade, Addie, Addy, Addey, Eadie, Eddie, Edie, Edey, Aidie, Aidy, Aiddye, Adie and many more.

Early Notables of the Adie family (pre 1700)

Another 41 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Adie Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ireland Migration of the Adie family to Ireland

Some of the Adie 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.


United States Adie migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Adie Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • John Adie, who arrived in South Carolina in 1680 [2]
Adie Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • John Adie, who landed in Rye, NY in 1775 [2]
Adie Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • James Adie, who landed in New York in 1829 [2]

New Zealand Adie 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:

Adie Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Adie, Australian settler travelling from Melbourne, Victoria aboard the ship "Dunedin" arriving in Dunedin, South Island, New Zealand on 12th March 1860 [3]
  • Mrs. Adie, Australian settler travelling from Melbourne, Victoria with 2 children aboard the ship "Dunedin" arriving in Dunedin, South Island, New Zealand on 12th March 1860 [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Adie (post 1700) +

  • Ms. Kathryn Adie C.B.E., O.B.E., D.L., (b. 1945), born in Whitley Bay, Northumberland, British Journalist and Radio Presenter, was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire on 8th June 2018, for services to Media [4]
  • Brigadier David Adie Whitehead (1896-1992), Commanding Officer, 2nd Australian Armoured Brigade in 1947 [5]

Empress of Ireland
  • Mrs. Marion Adie (1881-1914), née Sharp English First Class Passenger from Birmingham, England, United Kingdom who survived the sinking on the Empress of Ireland [6]
  • Mr. Percy James Adie (1878-1914), English First Class Passenger from Birmingham, England, United Kingdom who survived the sinking on the Empress of Ireland [6]


  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)
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  4. ^ "Birthday and New Year Honours Lists (1940 to 2019)." Issue 62507, 28 December 2018 | London Gazette, The Gazette, Dec. 2018, www.thegazette.co.uk/honours-lists
  5. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, September 8) David Whitehead. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Whitehead/David_Adie/Australia.html
  6. ^ Commemoration Empress of Ireland 2014. (Retrieved 2014, June 16) . Retrieved from http://www.empress2014.ca/seclangen/listepsc1.html


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