Early Origins of the Edistum family
The surname Edistum was first found in Midlothian
, an area that borders the Scottish Borders, East Lothian
and the City of Edinburgh council areas, near MacMerry.
Early History of the Edistum family
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Edistum Spelling Variations
The name Edistum, appeared in many references, and from time to time, the surname was spelt Adaistone, Adenston, Adiestoun, Adieston, Adistone, Adistone, Aldinston, Adingston and many more.
Early Notables of the Edistum family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Edistum family to the New World and Oceana
The New World beckoned as many of the settlers in Ireland
, known as the Scotch/Irish, became disenchanted. They sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. Some called them, less romantically, the "coffin ships." Amongst the early settlers who could be considered kinsmen of the Edistum family, or who bore a variation of the surname Edistum were Thomas Adinston who settled in Virginia in 1645.