Show ContentsEddinger 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 Eddinger family

The surname Eddinger was first found in Cambridgeshire, where John Edyng was recorded in the Subsidy Rolls of 1327. [1]

Early History of the Eddinger family

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Eddinger Spelling Variations

Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Eddinger have been found, including Edding, Eddings, Edyngs, Edings and others.

Early Notables of the Eddinger family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Eddinger family

Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Eddinger, 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..

The Eddinger 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.

  1. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X) on Facebook