Early Origins of the Edystum family
The surname Edystum 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 Edystum family
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Edystum Spelling Variations
Although the name, Edystum, appeared in many references, from time to time, the surname was shown with the spellings Adaistone, Adenston, Adiestoun, Adieston, Adistone, Adistone, Aldinston, Adingston and many more.
Early Notables of the Edystum family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Edystum family to the New World and Oceana
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 Atlantic. 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 Edystum family name Edystum, or who bore a variation of the surname were Thomas Adinston who settled in Virginia in 1645.