Edy History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Edy has a rich and ancient history. It is an Anglo-Saxon name that was originally derived from the son of Ede, as Edison, which was later shortened to Eadie. The surname Edy originally derived from the Old English word Eade which referred to abundant riches.However, another reference claims that the name was derived from the Middle English name Edwy and the Old English word Eadwig which are composed of the elements ead meaning prosperity and wig which meant war.

Early Origins of the Edy family

The surname Edy was first found in many counties throughout England. The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 reveled the list the first records of the name: Edde (no personal name listed) in Norfolk; Edde filius Hugh in Huntingdonshire; William filius Ede in Suffolk; Robert filius Ede in Huntingdonshire; and William Ede in Norfolk. [1]

Early History of the Edy family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Edy research. Another 117 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1200, 1379, 1500, 1555, 1604, 1555, 1609, 1667 and 1686 are included under the topic Early Edy History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Edy Spelling Variations

Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Edy include Eadie, Eades, Edey, Eadey, Eddy, Edeson, Edison and others.

Early Notables of the Edy family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include Richard Eedes or Edes (1555-1604), Dean of Worcester, born probably in Bedfordshire in 1555 of an old family which had been long seated at Sewell in...
Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Edy Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ireland Migration of the Edy family to Ireland

Some of the Edy family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 36 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Edy migration to the United States +

A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Edy Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • William Edy, who arrived in Maryland in 1651 [2]
  • Xpher Edy, who landed in Virginia in 1658 [2]
  • John Edy, who landed in Maryland in 1664 [2]

Canada Edy migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Edy Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Mr. Daniel Edy U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Edy (post 1700) +

  • Edy Vásquez (1983-2007), Honduran football midfielder


  1. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X


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