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The name Eden is an old Anglo-Saxon name. It comes from when a family lived in the region of Eden in Durham. The surname Eden is a topographic surname, which was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. Habitation names form the other broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Other local names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties. As a general rule, the greater the distance between an individual and their homeland, the larger the territory they were named after. For example, a person who only moved to another parish would be known by the name of their original village, while people who migrated to a different country were often known by the name of a region or country from which they came.

Eden Early Origins



The surname Eden was first found in Suffolk. Hellaby Hall in Stainton, in the West Riding of Yorkshire was an ancient mansion on the property of Sir R. J. Eden, but is now a farmhouse. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Some of the family have recently branched to Windleston in Durham. "It comprises by computation 1250 acres, and has been long the property of the Eden family, of whom Sir Robert Johnson Eden, Bart., rebuilt Windleston Hall about twenty years since [(1860s.)] " [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
West Auckland in Durham also had some early records of the family. "The place gives the title of Baron to the family of Eden, who formerly resided here: the estates now belong to Sir R. J. Eden, Bart." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Eden Spelling Variations


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Eden Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Eden were recorded, including Eden, Edin, Edden, Edens and others.

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Eden Early History


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Eden Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Eden research. Another 183 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 127 and 1270 are included under the topic Early Eden History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Eden Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Eden Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Eden Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Eden In Ireland


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Eden In Ireland



Some of the Eden family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Eden family emigrate to North America:

Eden Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Alice Eden, who came to Boston in 1637
  • Alice Eden, who landed in Salem, Massachusetts in 1637
  • Alles Eden, aged 18, arrived in New England in 1637
  • Allis Eden, aged 18, landed in America in 1637
  • Alice Eden, age 17, who arrived in Salem, Massachusetts in 1637
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Eden Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Henry C. Eden, whose Oath of Allegiance was recorded in Philadelphia in 1798

Eden Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Matthew Eden, who landed in New York, NY in 1822
  • Jane Eden, who landed in New York, NY in 1826
  • H M Eden, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • Hilrich Eden, aged 17, landed in New York, NY in 1855
  • James Eden, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1859
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Eden Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Rennie Eden, who arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1900
  • William, Eden Jr., who landed in Mobile, Ala in 1900
  • Lorraine Lambton Eden, who arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1900
  • Leonard Edgeton Eden, who landed in Mobile, Ala in 1902
  • Herbert L Eden, who arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1904
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Eden Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Richard Eden settled in Nova Scotia in 1749
  • Richard Eden, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1749

Eden Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Eden, who arrived in Esquimalt, British Columbia in 1862

Eden Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Robert Eden, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Almorah" on April 1817, settling in New South Wales, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Almorah voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1817 with 180 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/almorah/1817

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Contemporary Notables of the name Eden (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Eden (post 1700)



  • Roger Eden (1905-1970), American composer, arranger and associate producer
  • Barbara Eden (b. 1934), American film and television actress and singer perhaps best known for her role in the sitcom I Dream of Jeannie
  • Samuel L. Eden, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for Pennsylvania State Senate 18th District, 1926
  • Morton A. Eden (b. 1915), American politician, Candidate for justice of Michigan State Supreme Court, 1949, 1951, 1952
  • Leroy Eden, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for Governor of Florida, 1978
  • John Rice Eden (1826-1909), American Democrat politician, U.S. Representative from Illinois, 1863-65, 1873-79, 1885-87; Candidate for Governor of Illinois, 1868
  • Edwin Winfield Eden (1887-1953), American politician, Mayor of Highland Park, New Jersey, 1928-30
  • Charles H. Eden, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Rhode Island 1st District, 1942; Delegate to Republican National Convention from Rhode Island, 1960
  • Bruce Eden, American politician, Representative from New Jersey 8th District, 1990
  • Sir Frederick Morton Eden (1766-1809), 2nd Baronet, of Maryland, was an English writer on poverty and pioneering social investigator
  • ... (Another 9 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Eden Historic Events


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Eden Historic Events




HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Henry Eden, British Petty Office Stoker, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking

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Motto


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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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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Almorah voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1817 with 180 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/almorah/1817

Other References

  1. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  2. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  3. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  4. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  5. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  6. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  7. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  8. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  9. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
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The Eden Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Eden Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 14 March 2016 at 10:53.

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