Edisoun History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Edisoun family
The surname Edisoun 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. Years later, Robert Addesone was also found in Yorkshire in 1498. 
Across the border in Scotland, the name was fairly common "in the eastern counties from Linlithgow to Aberdeen."  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. 
Early History of the Edisoun family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Edisoun research. Another 177 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1200, 1308, 1415, 1430, 1436, 1443, 1449, 1580, 1611, 1538, 1505, 1672, 1719, 1632, 1703, 1673, 1709, 1709, 1632, 1703, 1683, 1684, 1672 and 1719 are included under the topic Early Edisoun History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Edisoun Spelling Variations
During the era when a person's name, tribe and posterity was one of his most important possessions, many different spellings were found in the archives examined. Edisoun occurred in many references, and spelling variations of the name found included Addison, Addeson, Addesoun, Adieson, Adison, Edison and many more.
Early Notables of the Edisoun family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family name during their early history was John Addison (fl. 1538), English divine, a native of the diocese of York, who was admitted to a fellowship at Pembroke Hall, Cambridge, in 1505. 
Joseph Addison (1672-1719), was an English essayist, poet, and statesman, son of Lancelot Addison...
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Migration of the Edisoun family to Ireland
Some of the Edisoun 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.
Migration of the Edisoun family
Gradually becoming disenchanted with life in Ireland many of these uprooted families sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. These overcrowded ships often arrived with only 60 to 70% of their original passenger list, many dying of illness and the elements, were buried at sea. In North America, early immigrants bearing the family name Edisoun, or a spelling variation of the surname include: Matthew Addison, who settled in St. Christopher in 1635; Thomas Addison settled in Virginia in 1623; William Addison, settled in Barbados in 1654.
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- ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
- ^ 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)
- ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print