Eady History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Eady is one of the oldest family names to come from the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is derived from the son of Ede, as Edison, which was later shortened to Eadie. The surname Eady 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 Eady family
The surname Eady 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. 
Early History of the Eady family
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Eady Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Eady has undergone many spelling variations, including Eadie, Eades, Edey, Eadey, Eddy, Edeson, Edison and others.
Early Notables of the Eady family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Richard Eedes or Edes (1555-1604), Dean of Worcester, born probably in Bedfordshire in 1555 of an old family which had been long seated at Sewell in...
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Migration of the Eady family to Ireland
Some of the Eady family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Eady migration to the United States +
To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Eady were among those contributors:
Eady Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Mrs. Eady, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851 
Eady migration to Canada +
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Eady Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- Private Daniel Eady U.E., "Edy" from Vermont, USA who settled in St Jean sur Richelieu, Quebec c. 1783 he served in the King's Royal Rangers died in 1784, married to Sarah Jones they had 5 children 
- Mr. Daniel Eady U.E., "Edy" who settled in Canada c. 1784 
Eady Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- John Eady, who settled in Catalina, Newfoundland in 1848 
- William Eady was a fisherman of Bay de Verde, Newfoundland in 1871 
Eady 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:
Eady Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Mary Eady, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Andrew Jackson" in 1865
- Louisa Eady, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Andrew Jackson" in 1865
- William Eady, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Andrew Jackson" in 1865
- Thomas Eady, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Andrew Jackson" in 1865
- Arthur Eady, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Andrew Jackson" in 1865
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Contemporary Notables of the name Eady (post 1700) +
- Alyse Cynthia Eady (b. 1988), American model, Miss Arkansas 2010, Miss America 2011 Pageant, 1st Runner-Up
- Cornelius Eady (b. 1954), American poet
- J. Thomas Eady (b. 1908), American politician, Mayor of Corsicana, Texas, 1957-59 
- Sir David Eady (b. 1943), English jurist, High Court judge in England and Wales (1997-2013)
- Roger Mynors Swinfen Eady (b. 1938), 3rd Baron Swinfen, a British peer
- Sir "Crawfurd" Wilfred Griffin Eady GCMG, KCB, KBE, (1890-1962), British Treasury official and diplomat
- David Eady (1924-2009), British film director and producer
- George Hathaway Eady (1865-1941), British Conservative Party politician, Member of Parliament for Bradford Central (1931–1935)
- Eric Eady (1915-1966), British meteorology researcher and author who developed the Eady Model of baroclinic instability
- Charles Swinfen Eady PC, QC, (1851-1919), 1st Baron Swinfen, a British lawyer and judge, Master of the Rolls (1918-1919)
Related Stories +
- ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
- ^ 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)
- ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
- ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 29) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html