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The Edes surname finds its earliest origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. Their name is derived from the son of Ede, as Edison, which was later shortened to Eadie. The surname Edes 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.

Edes Early Origins



The surname Edes 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]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

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Edes Spelling Variations


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Edes Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Edes are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Edes include: Eadie, Eades, Edey, Eadey, Eddy, Edeson, Edison and others.

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Edes Early History


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Edes Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Edes research. Another 233 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1200, 1379 and 1500 are included under the topic Early Edes History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Edes Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Edes Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Edes In Ireland


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Edes In Ireland



Some of the Edes family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 61 words (4 lines of text) 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



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Edes or a variant listed above:

Edes Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Alice Edes, who arrived in Virginia in 1635
  • Eliza Edes, who landed in Virginia in 1638
  • Jeremy Edes, who arrived in Virginia in 1651
  • John Edes, who landed in Virginia in 1655
  • John Edes, who arrived in Charlestown, Massachusetts in 1655
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Edes Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • John Edes, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1749

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Contemporary Notables of the name Edes (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Edes (post 1700)



  • Benjamin Edes (1732-1803), American journalist and political agitator
  • Gordon Edes, American sportswriter
  • Samuel H. Edes, American politician, Member of New Hampshire State Senate 7th District, 1913-14
  • Richard A. Edes, American politician, U.S. Consul in Pernambuco, 1860-62

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Edes Historic Events


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Edes Historic Events




HMS Hood

  • Mr. Henry M Edes (b. 1919), English Able Seaman serving for the Royal Navy from Dawdon, County Durham, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

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Citations


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  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)

Other References

  1. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  2. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  3. 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.
  4. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  5. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  6. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  8. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  9. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  10. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  11. ...

The Edes Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Edes 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.

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