Ettey History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Ettey family
The surname Ettey was first found in the county of Berwickshire, Scotland, where "Ade Rede, William Ade of Inverkeithin rendered homage [to King Edward I] in 1296." 
Eddi, Aedde, or Eddius (fl. 669), was an English "biographer, who assumed the name of Stephanus probably on taking orders, was brought into Northumbria by Bishop Wilfrith or Wilfrid when he returned from Canterbury in 669. " 
Early History of the Ettey family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ettey research. Another 80 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1500, 1634, 1708, 1675, 1734, 1685, 1685, 1622 and 1640 are included under the topic Early Ettey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Ettey Spelling Variations
Although the name, Ettey, appeared in many references, from time to time, the surname was shown with the spellings Ade, Addie, Addy, Addey, Eadie, Eddie, Edie, Edey, Aidie, Aidy, Aiddye, Adie and many more.
Early Notables of the Ettey family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family name during their early history was William Ade; and John Etty of York (c. 1634-1708), an English architect and craftsman; and his son, William Etty (c. 1675-1734), an English architect and craftsman, best known for designing Holy Trinity Church, Leeds and probably Holy Trinity Church, Sunderland.
William Addy (fl. 1685) was a writing-master based in London, and the author of a system of shorthand published in 1685.
Many Addies made important contributions in Scottish and northern English life. For more details see Zetland Family Histories by F. I. Grant, and the Adies of Smiddiegreen by W. MacFarlane.
Migration of the Ettey family to Ireland
Some of the Ettey family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Migration of the Ettey family
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 Ettey family name Ettey, or who bore a variation of the surname were William Addy who was fined in Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1635 for working on a Sunday; John Ade, his wife, two sons and two daughters, settled in America in 1709.