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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.

Eady Early Origins



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. [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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Eady Spelling Variations


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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.

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Eady Early History


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Eady Early History



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

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Eady Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Eady Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Eady In Ireland


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Eady In Ireland



Some of the Eady 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



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 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 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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
  • Mr. Daniel Eady U.E., "Edy" who settled in Canada c. 1784 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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

Eady Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • John Eady settled in Catalina, Newfoundland in 1848 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  • William Eady was a fisherman of Bay de Verde, Newfoundland in 1871 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

Eady Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Mary Eady arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Andrew Jackson" in 1865
  • Louisa Eady arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Andrew Jackson" in 1865
  • William Eady arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Andrew Jackson" in 1865
  • Thomas Eady arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Andrew Jackson" in 1865
  • Arthur Eady arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Andrew Jackson" in 1865
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Eady (post 1700)


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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 (19311935)
  • 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)

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Citations


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  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)
  2. ^ 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
  3. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

Other References

  1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  2. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  3. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. 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. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  7. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  8. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  10. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
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The Eady Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Eady 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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