Eudey History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Eudey is from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of the Britain and comes from the son of Ede, as Edison, which was later shortened to Eadie. The surname Eudey 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 Eudey family

The surname Eudey 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 Eudey family

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

Eudey Spelling Variations

The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Eudey has been spelled many different ways, including Eadie, Eades, Edey, Eadey, Eddy, Edeson, Edison and others.

Early Notables of the Eudey 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...
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Ireland Migration of the Eudey family to Ireland

Some of the Eudey family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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United States Eudey migration to the United States +

Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Eudeys to arrive in North America:

Eudey Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Mr. Edward Eudey, (b. 1862), aged 42, Cornish mining engineer travelling aboard the ship "New York" arriving at Ellis Island, New York on 24th July 1904 en route to Baltimore, Maryland, USA [2]
  • Mr. John Eudey, (b. 1844), aged 60, Cornish miller travelling aboard the ship "Philadelphia" arriving at Ellis Island, New York on 10th July 1904 en route to Boston, Massachusetts, USA [2]


  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. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 3rd May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_ellis_island_1892_on.pdf


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