Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Gadnay family once lived in the village of Gedney in the county of Lincolnshire. The place-name is derived from the Old English Gyddan-ea, which literally means Gydda's island.
Early Origins of the Gadnay family
Lincolnshire at Gedney, a village and civil parish in the South Holland district that dates back to the Domesday Book of 1086 where it was listed as Gadenai. CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8) Today the parish includes the hamlets of Gedney Drove End, Gedney Dyke, Gedney Dawsmere, and Gedney Marsh.
Early History of the Gadnay family
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Gadnay Spelling Variations
spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Gadnay family name include Gidney, Gibney, Gedney, Gibbney and others.
Early Notables of the Gadnay family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Gadnay family to Ireland
Some of the Gadnay family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Gadnay family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, 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 Gadnay surname or a spelling variation of the name include: Martha Gibeney who settled in Charleston in 1772; Bridget Gibney settled in New York State in 1845 with her husband; James, Lawrence, Michael, Thomas, and William Gibney all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1860.
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