The distinguished surname Fiddy is of Scottish origin. It is derived from "Fiddes," the name of a barony once known as Fothes or Futhos located in Foveran, Kincardineshire
. The name is thought to be derived from the Gaelic "fiodhais," meaning "wood-place."
Early Origins of the Fiddy family
The surname Fiddy was first found in Aberdeenshire
(Gaelic: Siorrachd Obar Dheathain), a historic county, and present day Council Area of Aberdeen, located in the Grampian region of northeastern Scotland
, where the Fiddy family was anciently seated in its territories. The Pictish influence on Scottish history diminished after Kenneth Macalpine became King of all Scotland
. But those east coast families still played an important role in government and were more accessible to Government than their western highland counterparts. Allegiances were important to Scottish middle age survival. Later they held a family seat
Early History of the Fiddy family
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Fiddy Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Fiddes, Fotheis, Fuddes, Fudes, Futhes, Fouthas, Futhois, Fothes, Futhas, Fudas, Fittes, Fette and many more.
Early Notables of the Fiddy family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Fiddy family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Fiddy Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Benjamin J. Fiddy, aged 54, arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Hegira" from Saint Nazaire, France CITATION[CLOSE]
"New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J67D-LX7 : 6 December 2014), Benjamin J. Fiddy, 13 Nov 1919; citing departure port Saint Nazaire, France, arrival port New York, ship name Hegira, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
- William Fiddy, aged 21, arrived in New York in 1923 aboard the ship "Arcadian" from Bermuda CITATION[CLOSE]
"New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JN7F-GTP : 6 December 2014), William Fiddy, 12 Nov 1923; citing departure port Bermuda, arrival port New York, ship name Arcadian, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
Contemporary Notables of the name Fiddy (post 1700)
- Chantelle Fiddy, British journalist, columnist, event promoter and music industry professional
The Fiddy Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto Translation: Industrious.