Edinburghshire, where the family was found since the early Middle Ages. Gaddy is an ancient Scottish name that evolved from the Goldie, which derives from the Old English personal name Gold.
Early Origins of the Gaddy family
Edinburghshire, a former county, now part of the Midlothian council area where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Gaddy family
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Gaddy Spelling Variations
spelling variations in Scottish names. Gaddy has been spelled Goudie, Gouday, Goudey, Goudy, Gowdy, Gowdie, Gadie, Goodie, Gady and many more.
Early Notables of the Gaddy family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Gaddy family to Ireland
Some of the Gaddy family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Gaddy family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Gaddy Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Gaddy (post 1700)
The Gaddy 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: Honesty.
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