The name Edde was spawned by the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture that ruled a majority of Britain. It comes from the son of Ede,
which was later shortened to Eadie.
The surname Edde 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 Edde family
The surname Edde 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 Edde family
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Edde Spelling Variations
Edde has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred
years, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Edde have been found, including Eadie, Eades, Edey, Eadey, Eddy, Edeson, Edison and others.
Early Notables of the Edde family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Edde family to Ireland
Some of the Edde family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 36 words (3 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 Edde family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Edde Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- William Edde, who landed in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1778