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Edison Early Origins



The surname Edison was first found in the Northern English and Scottish Borders. It is generally thought that the first record of the name was found on the English side in Yorkshire: John Addisone in 1308. Robert Addesone was also found in Yorkshire in 1498. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
Across the border in Scotland, the name was fairly common "in the eastern counties from Linlithgow to Aberdeen." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
In this case, Alicia relict of quondam Johannes filius Ede de Colly was granted four acres of land on the north side of the town of Colly in 1367. Three years later, William Adison was rector of Luss in 1370 and a few years after that, Gilbert filius Ade was a tenant of the Douglases in the barony of Kylboucho in 1376. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)

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Edison Spelling Variations


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Edison Spelling Variations



The name Edison, appeared in many references, and from time to time, the surname was spelt Addison, Addeson, Addesoun, Adieson, Adison, Edison and many more.

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Edison Early History


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Edison Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Edison research. Another 171 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1200, 1308, 1376, 1673, 1709, 1709, 1632, 1703, 1683, 1684, 1672 and 1719 are included under the topic Early Edison History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Edison Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Edison Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family name during their early history was Sir William Addison; Gulston Addison (1673-1709) English diplomat, President of Madras (1709); Reverend Lancelot Addison (1632-1703), English...

Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Edison Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Edison In Ireland


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Edison In Ireland



Some of the Edison family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Edison Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. John Edison U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

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Contemporary Notables of the name Edison (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Edison (post 1700)



  • Harry "Sweets" Edison (1915-1999), American jazz trumpeter and member of the Count Basie Orchestra
  • Charles Edison (1890-1969), son of Thomas Edison, 42nd Governor of New Jersey
  • Peregrine M. Edison, American politician, Mayor of Fort Gratiot, Michigan, 1891
  • Lisa K. Edison, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Dakota, 1980
  • Isaac C. Edison, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Broome County, 1886-87
  • F. W. Edison, American politician, Mayor of Lorain, Ohio, 1876, 1877, 1884-86
  • Deborah Denise Edison, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kansas, 1972
  • Charles G. Edison, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 1952, 1956
  • Charles A. Edison, American politician, Candidate for Mayor of Tampa, Florida, 1991
  • Charles Edison (1890-1969), American Democrat politician, U.S. Secretary of the Navy, 1940; Governor of New Jersey, 1941-44
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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  1. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  2. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
  3. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  2. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  3. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  4. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  6. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. 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. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  9. 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.
  10. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
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The Edison Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Edison 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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