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The name Edmunds is from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of the Britain and comes from the given name Edmond.

Edmunds Early Origins



The surname Edmunds was first found in Lancashire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Edmunds Spelling Variations


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Edmunds Spelling Variations



The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Edmunds has been spelled many different ways, including Edmond, Edmonde, Edmon, Edmonds, Edmun, Edmund, Edmunds and many more.

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Edmunds Early History


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Edmunds Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Edmunds research. Another 332 words (24 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Edmunds History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Edmunds Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Edmunds Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Edmunds Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Edmundss to arrive in North America:

Edmunds Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Robert Edmunds was in Virginia in 1619
  • Robert Edmunds, who arrived in Virginia in 1619
  • John Edmunds, who landed in Massachusetts in 1631
  • William Edmunds, who landed in Lynn, Massachusetts in 1635
  • Walter Edmunds, who arrived in New England in 1639
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Edmunds Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jacob Edmunds, who landed in Maryland in 1740
  • Joshua Edmunds, who landed in New Hampshire in 1745
  • Samuel Edmunds, who landed in New Hampshire in 1745

Edmunds Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas D Edmunds, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1872
  • David Edmunds, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1872

Edmunds Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • John Edmunds, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750

Edmunds Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Eliphalet Edmunds, who landed in Canada in 1834

Edmunds Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Arthur Joseph Edmunds arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Surrey" in 1838 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SURRY/ Surrey 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Surry-Surrey.htm
  • Joseph Edmunds arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Surrey" in 1838 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SURRY/SURREY 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Surry-Surrey.htm
  • Jane Edmunds arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Surrey" in 1838 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SURRY/SURREY 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Surry-Surrey.htm
  • Laura Catherine Edmunds arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Surrey" in 1838 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SURRY/SURREY 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Surry-Surrey.htm
  • Daniel Edmunds, aged 41, a labourer, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Calphurnia" in 1849
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Edmunds Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Samuel John Edmunds landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1840

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Contemporary Notables of the name Edmunds (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Edmunds (post 1700)



  • William H. Edmunds, American politician, Member of Vermont State House of Representatives from Stockbridge, 1888
  • Webster Edmunds, American Republican politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Steuben County 2nd District, 1927-28
  • W. K. Edmunds, American politician, Delegate to Kentucky secession convention, 1861
  • Mrs. W. C. Edmunds, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1924
  • T. Kay Edmunds, American politician, Mayor of South Jordan, Utah, 1986
  • Richard D. Edmunds, American politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Cape May County, 1875
  • Robert H. Edmunds Jr., American politician, U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of North Carolina, 1986-93
  • Richard C. Edmunds, American Democrat politician, Member of Virginia State House of Delegates, 1950
  • Paul Carrington Edmunds (1836-1899), American Democrat politician, Member of Virginia State Senate, 1881-88; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virginia, 1884; U.S. Representative from Virginia 6th District, 1889-95
  • Newton Edmunds (1819-1908), American Republican politician, Governor of Dakota Territory, 1863-66; Member of Republican National Committee from Dakota Territory, 1866-70; Member Dakota territorial council, 1879-80
  • ... (Another 22 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Edmunds Historic Events


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Edmunds Historic Events




HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. William Henry Edmunds, British Sergeant, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking, also sailed aboard the HMS Stronghold was lost in action

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SURRY/SURREY 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Surry-Surrey.htm

Other References

  1. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  3. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  4. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  5. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  6. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  7. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  10. 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.
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The Edmunds Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Edmunds 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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