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The name Edonay is an old Anglo-Saxon name. It comes from when a family lived in the village of Gedney in the county of Lincolnshire. The place-name is derived from the Old English Gyddan-ea, which literally means Gydda's island.

Early Origins of the Edonay family


The surname Edonay was first found in Lincolnshire at Gedney, a village and civil parish in the South Holland district that dates back to the Domesday Book of 1086 where it was listed as Gadenai. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
Today the parish includes the hamlets of Gedney Drove End, Gedney Dyke, Gedney Dawsmere, and Gedney Marsh.

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Early History of the Edonay family

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Early History of the Edonay family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Edonay research.
Another 109 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1640, 1698 and are included under the topic Early Edonay History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Edonay Spelling Variations

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Edonay 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 Edonay were recorded, including Gidney, Gibney, Gedney, Gibbney and others.

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Early Notables of the Edonay family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Edonay family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Edonay family to Ireland

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Migration of the Edonay family to Ireland


Some of the Edonay family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Edonay family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Edonay 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 Edonay family emigrate to North America: Martha Gibeney who settled in Charleston in 1772; Bridget Gibney settled in New York State in 1845 with her husband; James, Lawrence, Michael, Thomas, and William Gibney all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1860.

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  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)

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