Eddowes History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Anglo-Saxon name Eddowes comes from the metronymic name Eadgifu.

Early Origins of the Eddowes family

The surname Eddowes was first found in county Worcestershire, where the family can be traced back to 1197, when Edus was recorded on the Pipe Rolls under Henry III.

Early History of the Eddowes family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Eddowes research. Another 101 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1211, 1219, 1227, 1277, 1744, 1749, and 1812 are included under the topic Early Eddowes History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Eddowes Spelling Variations

One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Eddowes has appeared include Edis, Ediss, Eddis, Eddiss, Edhouse, Edowes, Eddowes, Eddows, Edus and many more.

Early Notables of the Eddowes family (pre 1700)

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Australia Eddowes migration to Australia +

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

Eddowes Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • James Eddowes, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on April 1st, 1822, settling in New South Wales, Australia [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Eddowes (post 1700) +

  • Charles Kirk Eddowes, American politician, U.S. Consular Agent in Derby, 1884-98 [2]
  • Steve "Edders" Eddowes, English chairman of the English Defence League (EDL)
  • Catherine "Kate" Eddowes (1842-1888), English victim in the Whitechapel murders from Wolverhampton, Staffordshire; she was the second person killed by the serial killer known as Jack the Ripper
  • Michael H. B. Eddowes (1903-1992), British lawyer, author and investigator
  • John Eddowes Bowman the Younger (1819-1854), English chemist
  • John Eddowes Bowman the Elder (1785-1841), British banker and naturalist

  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1822 with 190 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1822
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 28) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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