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Edson Early Origins



The surname Edson 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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Edson Spelling Variations


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Edson Spelling Variations



Although the name, Edson, appeared in many references, from time to time, the surname was shown with the spellings Addison, Addeson, Addesoun, Adieson, Adison, Edison and many more.

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Edson Early History


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Edson Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Edson 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 Edson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Edson Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Edson 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 Edson Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Edson In Ireland


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Edson In Ireland



Some of the Edson 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


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The Great Migration



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 Atlanti c. These overcrowded ships often arrived with only 60 to 70% of their original passenger list, many dying of cholera, typhoid, dysentery or small pox. In North America, some of the first immigrants who could be considered kinsmen of the Edson family name Edson, or who bore a variation of the surname were

Edson Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Samuel Edson, who landed in Salem, Massachusetts in 1639

Edson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Edson, aged 36, landed in New York in 1812
  • Alfred Edson, aged 29, arrived in New York in 1849

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Contemporary Notables of the name Edson (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Edson (post 1700)



  • William Paley Edson (1834-1902), American politician, Member of Indiana State House of Representatives, 1857; Common Pleas Court Judge in Indiana, 1871-72; Candidate for justice of Indiana State Supreme Court, 1876, 1882
  • Walter H. Edson, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1940
  • Walter H. Edson, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1912 (speaker)
  • W. C. Edson, American politician, Speaker of the Iowa State House of Representatives, 1925-26
  • Samuel S. Edson, American Democrat politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Chautauqua County 1st District, 1938; Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1948
  • Obed Edson, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Chautauqua County 2nd District, 1875
  • Katherine Philips Edson, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1920
  • Homer Edson, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1924
  • Joseph Phelps Edson (1831-1862), American politician, Member of Indiana State House of Representatives, 1861
  • Gerald W. Edson, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Michigan State House of Representatives 76th District, 1974
  • ... (Another 19 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



  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)

Other References

  1. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  2. 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.
  3. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  4. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  5. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  6. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  8. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  9. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  10. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  11. ...

The Edson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Edson 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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