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The origins of the name Eads are from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It is derived from the son of Ede, as Edison, which was later shortened to Eadie. The surname Eads 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.

Eads Early Origins



The surname Eads 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. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

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Eads Spelling Variations


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Eads Spelling Variations



Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Eads family name include Eadie, Eades, Edey, Eadey, Eddy, Edeson, Edison and others.

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Eads Early History


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Eads Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Eads research. Another 233 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1200, 1379 and 1500 are included under the topic Early Eads History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Eads Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Eads Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Eads Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Eads In Ireland


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Eads In Ireland



Some of the Eads 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.

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The Great Migration



For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Eads surname or a spelling variation of the name include:

Eads Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Sarah Eads, who landed in Virginia in 1714
  • John Eads, who landed in Georgia in 1741

Eads Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Lawrence Eads, aged 28, arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1832
  • Eads, aged 35, who emigrated to the United States, in 1893

Eads Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Louis Eads, who emigrated to America, in 1905
  • Mary E. Eads, aged 46, who landed in America, in 1909
  • Euanos Eads, aged 43, who emigrated to the United States, in 1909
  • Robert Eads, aged 44, who emigrated to the United States, in 1910
  • Arch Henry Eads, who settled in America from Soton, in 1919
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Eads (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Eads (post 1700)



  • Robert Eads (b. 1952), American Major League Baseball player
  • James Eads (1874-1930), American organizer of the hobo community in the early 20th century
  • Wendell W Eads (1923-1997), American Thoroughbred horse racing jockey
  • George Coleman Eads (b. 1967), American actor
  • William H. Eads, American politician, Delegate to Indiana State Constitutional Convention, 1816
  • John D. Eads, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1932
  • H. L. Eads, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 1912
  • George W. Eads, American Republican politician, Chair of Fayette County Republican Party, 1962-63
  • Edna Eads, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 1964
  • James Buchanan Eads (1820-1887), American structural engineer and inventor

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

Other References

  1. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  2. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  3. 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.
  4. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  5. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  6. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  7. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  9. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  10. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  11. ...

The Eads Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Eads 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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