The generations and branches of the Eaddy family share a name that has its roots in the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. The name Eaddy comes from the son of Ede,
which was later shortened to Eadie.
The surname Eaddy originally derived from the Old English word Eade
which referred to abundant riches.
However, another reference claims that the name was derived from the Middle English name Edwy
and the Old English word Eadwig
which are composed of the elements ead
meaning prosperity and wig
which meant war.
Early Origins of the Eaddy family
The surname Eaddy was first found in many counties throughout England
. The Hundredorum Rolls
of 1273 reveled the list the first records of the name: Edde (no personal name
listed) in Norfolk; Edde filius
Hugh in Huntingdonshire; William filius Ede in Suffolk; Robert filius Ede in Huntingdonshire; and William Ede in Norfolk
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
Early History of the Eaddy family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Eaddy research.Another 233 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1200, 1379 and 1500 are included under the topic Early Eaddy History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Eaddy Spelling Variations
Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon
surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations
. Changes in Anglo-Saxon
names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Eaddy include Eadie, Eades, Edey, Eadey, Eddy, Edeson, Edison and others.
Early Notables of the Eaddy family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Eaddy family to Ireland
Some of the Eaddy family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 61 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Eaddy family to the New World and Oceana
Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Eaddy or a variant listed above: John Eddy who settled in Watertown, Massachusetts, in the year 1630. Samuel Eddy landed in Plymouth in the same year. In 1766; Mary Eddy had made Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina her home.
Contemporary Notables of the name Eaddy (post 1700)
- Michael Eaddy, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 2008 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 29) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html