Show ContentsEddie History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Eddie family

The surname Eddie was first found in the county of Berwickshire, Scotland, where "Ade Rede, William Ade of Inverkeithin rendered homage [to King Edward I] in 1296." [1]

Early History of the Eddie family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Eddie research. Another 80 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1296 and 1500 are included under the topic Early Eddie History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Eddie Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Ade, Addie, Addy, Addey, Eadie, Eddie, Edie, Edey, Aidie, Aidy, Aiddye, Adie and many more.

Early Notables of the Eddie family (pre 1700)

Another 41 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Eddie Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Eddie Ranking

In the United States, the name Eddie is the 12,646th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [2]

Ireland Migration of the Eddie family to Ireland

Some of the Eddie family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 48 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

United States Eddie migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Eddie Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John Eddie, who arrived in New York, NY in 1834 [3]
  • Mary Eddie, aged 20, who arrived in New York, NY in 1834 [3]
  • James Eddie, aged 57, who landed in Missouri in 1842 [3]

Australia Eddie migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Eddie Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. John Eddie, Scottish convict who was convicted in Aberdeen, Scotland for 7 years, transported aboard the "Dudbrook" on 17th November 1852, arriving in Western Australia [4]

New Zealand Eddie 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:

Eddie Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Eddie, American settler travelling from San Francisco aboard the ship "William" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 2nd April 1853 [5]

Contemporary Notables of the name Eddie (post 1700) +

  • Andrew Eddie, American longest serving developer for Joomla project
  • David Eddie, American-born, Canadian columnist for the Globe and Mail
  • James Eddie, American politician, Postmaster at York, Pennsylvania, 1791-94 [6]
  • J. Roland Eddie, American politician, Mayor of Winona, Minnesota, 1952 [6]
  • B. D. Eddie, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Oklahoma, 1944, 1952, 1956 [6]
  • Lindsay Atkins Eddie (1845-1913), South-African amateur astronomer, eponym of the lunar crater so named
  • Dwayne Eddie McClain (b. 1963), American former professional basketball player
  • Christopher Eddie Mims (1970-2008), American football defensive end
  • Eddie John David Redmayne OBE (b. 1982), English Laurence Olivier Award, Golden Globe Award and Tony award winning actor and model, known for My Week with Marilyn (2011), The Theory of Everything (2014), and most recently as Newt Scamander in the Fantastic Beasts film series.
  • Eddie Blissett (b. 1992), American actor from Provo, Utah, known for Big Apple (2001), Two for One (2001) and Traces of Insanity (1998)

  1. Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
  2. "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?".,
  3. 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)
  4. Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 23rd July 2021). Retrieved from
  5. New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from
  6. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 28) . Retrieved from on Facebook