Eddy History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Eddy is an ancient Anglo-Saxon name that is derived from the son of Ede, as Edison, which was later shortened to Eadie. The surname Eddy 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 Eddy family

The surname Eddy 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. [1]

Early History of the Eddy family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Eddy research. Another 117 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1200, 1379, 1500, 1555, 1604, 1555, 1609, 1667 and 1686 are included under the topic Early Eddy History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Eddy Spelling Variations

Eddy 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 Eddy have been found, including Eadie, Eades, Edey, Eadey, Eddy, Edeson, Edison and others.

Early Notables of the Eddy family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include Richard Eedes or Edes (1555-1604), Dean of Worcester, born probably in Bedfordshire in 1555 of an old family which had been long seated at Sewell in...
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Ireland Migration of the Eddy family to Ireland

Some of the Eddy 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.


United States Eddy migration to the United States +

In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Eddys to arrive on North American shores:

Eddy Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • John Eddy who settled in Watertown, Massachusetts, in the year 1630
  • John and Samuel Eddy, who arrived in Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1630 aboard the ship "Handmaid" [2]
  • Benjamin Eddy, who arrived in Watertown, Massachusetts in 1639 [2]
Eddy Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • James Eddy, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1753 [2]
  • Patrick Eddy, who arrived in America in 1760-1763 [2]
  • William Eddy, who arrived in America in 1760-1763 [2]
  • Captain Eddy, who settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1764
  • Mary Eddy, who made Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina her home in 1766
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Eddy Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • William Eddy, his wife Margeret with child, settled in Baltimore Maryland in 1823
  • A J Eddy, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1849 [2]
  • Alfred L Eddy, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1849 [2]
  • John H Eddy, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1849 [2]
  • John Eddy, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Canada Eddy migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Eddy Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • William Eddy, who landed in Canada in 1839

Australia Eddy migration to Australia +

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

Eddy Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Mark Eddy, (b. 1766), aged 64, Cornish settler convicted in Dublin, Ireland in 1830, sentenced for life, transported aboard the ship "Waterloo" on 18th December 1830 to New South Wales, Australia [3]
  • Peter Eddy, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "British Sovereign" in 1847 [4]
  • Mary Eddy, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Santipore" in 1848 [5]
  • Richard Eddy, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Santipore" in 1848 [5]
  • Henry E. Eddy, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "David Malcolm" in 1849 [6]
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New Zealand Eddy 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:

Eddy Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mary A. Eddy, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "City of Auckland" in 1870
  • Mrs. Eliza Eddy, (b. 1852), aged 25, Cornish dairymaid departing on 24th August 1877 aboard the ship "Waitara" going to Napier, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand arriving in port on 4th December 1877 [7]
  • Miss Elizabeth Eddy, (b. 1865), aged 12, Cornish settler departing on 24th August 1877 aboard the ship "Waitara" going to Napier, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand arriving in port on 4th December 1877 [7]
  • Mrs. Elizabeth Eddy, (b. 1812), aged 65, Cornish settler departing on 24th August 1877 aboard the ship "Waitara" going to Napier, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand arriving in port on 4th December 1877 [7]
  • Mr. Joseph Eddy, (b. 1873), aged 1, Cornish settler departing on 17th August 1874 aboard the ship "Ocean Mail" going to Napier, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand arriving in port on 8th November 1874 [7]
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Contemporary Notables of the name Eddy (post 1700) +

  • Don R. Eddy (1935-2017), American college basketball coach
  • James Franklin "Jim" Eddy (1936-2016), American football coach for the Saskatchewan Roughriders, Hamilton Tiger-Cats, Montreal Alouettes, Houston Oilers and the Dallas Cowboys
  • Lieutenant-General Manton Sprague Eddy (1892-1962), American Commanding General 7th Army (1950-1953) [8]
  • Mary Baker Eddy, American editor and author
  • Henry Turner Eddy (1844-1921), American civil engineer and mathematician
  • Edward Danforth Eddy Jr. (1921-1998), American educator, president and provost of several different Universities and Colleges
  • Mary Morse Eddy (1821-1910), American founder of the Christian Science Church
  • Professor Alfred Alan Eddy, Biochemistry, University of Manchester
  • Terrence Eddy Backer (1954-2015), American politician, Member of the Connecticut House of Representatives (1993-2015)
  • Eliakim Eddy Tupper (1822-1895), Canadian block maker and politician who represented Digby County in the Nova Scotia House of Assembly from 1890 to 1895

HMAS Sydney II
  • Mr. Edwin Ross Eddy (1921-1941), Australian Sub-Lieutenant from Echuca, Victoria, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II and died in the sinking [9]


Suggested Readings for the name Eddy +

  • 1624 The Eddy Family in America, a Genealogy by Ruth Story Devereux Eddy, The Promised Land: The James Eaddy (also Eddy) Family in South Carolina by Elaine Y. Eaddy.

  1. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 30th May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_australia_convicts.pdf
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BRITISH SOVEREIGN 1847. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1847BritishSovereign.htm
  5. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SANTIPORE 1848. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1848Santipore.htm
  6. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) DAVID MALCOLM 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849DavidMalcolm.htm
  7. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 30). Emigrants to other ports, 1872 - 84 [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/new_zealand_assisted.pdf
  8. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2012, January 24) Manton Eddy. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Eddy/Manton_Sprague/USA.html
  9. ^ HMAS Sydney II, Finding Sydney Foundation - Roll of Honour. (Retrieved 2014, April 24) . Retrieved from http://www.findingsydney.com/roll.asp


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