The ancient Anglo-Saxon
surname Euday came from the son of Ede,
which was later shortened to Eadie.
The surname Euday 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 Euday family
The surname Euday 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
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
Early History of the Euday family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Euday research.Another 233 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1200, 1379 and 1500 are included under the topic Early Euday History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Euday Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Euday family name include Eadie, Eades, Edey, Eadey, Eddy, Edeson, Edison and others.
Early Notables of the Euday family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Euday family to Ireland
Some of the Euday family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 61 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Euday family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Euday surname or a spelling variation of the name include: John Eddy who settled in Watertown, Massachusetts, in the year 1630. Samuel Eddy landed in Plymouth in the same year. In 1766; Mary Eddy had made Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina her home.