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Edding History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name is derived from the Old English personal name Eadda, and means son of Eadda.

Early Origins of the Edding family

The surname Edding was first found in Cambridgeshire, where John Edyng was recorded in the Subsidy Rolls of 1327.

Early History of the Edding family

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Edding Spelling Variations

The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Edding has been recorded under many different variations, including Edding, Eddings, Edyngs, Edings and others.

Early Notables of the Edding family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Edding family to the New World and Oceana

For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Edding or a variant listed above: Wm Eddings, who received a land patent in Virginia in 1719; Simon Eddings, who was a bonded passenger, arriving in America in 1765; as well as John Eddings, who was living in the town of Lambton during the 1871 census of Ontario, Canada..

Contemporary Notables of the name Edding (post 1700)

  • Carl-Wilhelm Edding, German co-founder of edding AG, a German manufacturer of writing and marking tools in 1960

The Edding Motto

The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Si sit prudentia
Motto Translation: If there be prudence.

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