Origins Available: Borderlands
The rich and ancient history of the Edey family name dates back to the time of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It comes from the son of Ede,
which was later shortened to Eadie.
The surname Edey 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 Edey family
The surname Edey 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
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
Early History of the Edey family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Edey research.Another 233 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1200, 1379 and 1500 are included under the topic Early Edey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Edey Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Edey have been found, including Eadie, Eades, Edey, Eadey, Eddy, Edeson, Edison and others.
Early Notables of the Edey family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Edey family to Ireland
Some of the Edey 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.
Migration of the Edey family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England
. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England
, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Edey, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were :
Edey Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Hum Edey, who landed in Virginia in 1652 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
- Mr. Edey, who settled in Virginia in 1653
Edey Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Benjamin Edey, who settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1716
Edey Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- F. Edey, who settled in New York in 1823
Edey Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Isaac Edey, English convict from Essex, who was transported aboard the "Andromeda" on November 13, 1832, settling in New South Wales, Australia CITATION[CLOSE]
State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 27) Andromeda voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1832 with 186 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/andromeda/1832