Ady History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Ady family

The surname Ady 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]

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. " [2]

Early History of the Ady family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ady research. Another 80 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1500, 1634, 1708, 1675, 1734, 1685 and 1685 are included under the topic Early Ady History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ady Spelling Variations

The name Ady, appeared in many references, and from time to time, the surname was spelt Ade, Addie, Addy, Addey, Eadie, Eddie, Edie, Edey, Aidie, Aidy, Aiddye, Adie and many more.

Early Notables of the Ady 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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Ireland Migration of the Ady family to Ireland

Some of the Ady 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 Ady migration to the United States +

The New World beckoned as many of the settlers in Ireland, known as the Scotch/Irish, became disenchanted. They sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. Some called them, less romantically, the "coffin ships." Amongst the early settlers who could be considered kinsmen of the Ady family, or who bore a variation of the surname Ady were

Ady Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Webb Ady, who landed in Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1632 [3]
  • John Ady, who arrived in South Carolina in 1680 [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Ady (post 1700) +

  • L. J. Ady, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Washington 2nd District, 1930 [4]
  • Joseph W. Ady, American politician, U.S. Attorney for Kansas, 1889-93 [4]
  • Joseph Ady (1770-1852), notorious English impostor who raised funds by means of circular letters, promising, on the receipt of a suitable fee, to inform those whom he addressed of ‘something to their advantage.’ [5]

  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. ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
  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)
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 15) . Retrieved from
  5. ^ Wikisource contributors. "Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900." Wikisource . Wikisource , 4 Jun. 2018. Web. 17 Apr. 2019 on Facebook
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