Edes History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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.

Early Origins of the Edes family

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]

Early History of the Edes family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Edes 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 Edes History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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.

Early Notables of the Edes 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 Edes family to Ireland

Some of the Edes 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 Edes migration to the United States +

Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. 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 [2]
  • Eliza Edes, who landed in Virginia in 1638 [2]
  • Jeremy Edes, who arrived in Virginia in 1651 [2]
  • John Edes, who landed in Virginia in 1655 [2]
  • John Edes, who arrived in Charlestown, Massachusetts in 1655 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Canada Edes migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Edes Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • John Edes, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1749

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 [3]
  • Richard A. Edes, American politician, U.S. Consul in Pernambuco, 1860-62 [3]

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 and died in the sinking [4]

  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. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 29) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  4. ^ H.M.S. Hood Association-Battle Cruiser Hood: Crew Information - H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour, Men Lost in the Sinking of H.M.S. Hood, 24th May 1941. (Retrieved 2016, July 15) . Retrieved from http://www.hmshood.com/crew/memorial/roh_24may41.htm

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