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The Anglo-Saxon name Edis comes from the metronymic name Eadgifu.

Edis Early Origins



The surname Edis was first found in county Worcestershire, where the family can be traced back to 1197, when Edus was recorded on the Pipe Rolls under Henry III.

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Edis Early History


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Edis Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Edis research. Another 286 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1211, 1219, 1227, 1277, 1744, 1749, and 1812 are included under the topic Early Edis History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Edis Spelling Variations


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Edis 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 Edis were recorded, including Edis, Ediss, Eddis, Eddiss, Edhouse, Edowes, Eddowes, Eddows, Edus and many more.

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Edis Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Edis Early Notables (pre 1700)



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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 Edis family emigrate to North America:

Edis Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Edis, who settled in Maryland in 1646
  • William Edis, who landed in Maryland in 1646 [1]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)
  • Jeremy Edis, who settled in Virginia in 1651

Edis Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Edis, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1860

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Contemporary Notables of the name Edis (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Edis (post 1700)



  • Richard John Edis, HM Diplomatic Service, the commissioner of the British Indian Ocean Territory and the head of the East Africa Department, Foreign and Commonwealth Office since 1988

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