name Edis comes from the metronymic name Eadgifu
Early Origins of the Edis family
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.
Early History of the Edis family
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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.
Early Notables of the Edis family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Edis family to the New World and Oceana
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 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
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