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The lineage of the name Gadsby begins with the Anglo-Saxon tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they lived in the region of Gaddesby a spot in Leicestershire. In the Domesday Book, [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
the name appeared as Gadesbi from the Old Norse byname Gaddr which meant "Sting."

Gadsby Early Origins



The surname Gadsby was first found in Leicestershire at Gaddesby, a parish, in the union of Melton-Mowbray, hundred of East Goscote. Gaddesby Hall was built on the site of an earlier house, was surrounded by a moat and dated back to 1390. The present hall was rebuilt in 1744 but suffered neglect through World War II. In the 1950s, it was again renovated to its present state.

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Gadsby Spelling Variations


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Gadsby Spelling Variations



Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Gadsby has undergone many spelling variations, including Gadsby, Godsby, Gadsbury, Gadaby, Gatesby, Gatsby and many more.

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Gadsby Early History


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Gadsby Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gadsby research. Another 119 words (8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Gadsby History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gadsby Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gadsby Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Gadsby Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Gadsby were among those contributors:

Gadsby Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Gadsby settled in Virginia in 1635
  • Tho Gadsby, aged 19, landed in Virginia in 1635

Gadsby Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Gadsby settled in Maryland in 1774
  • Ralph Gadsby was recorded in Maryland in 1775

Gadsby Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Henry, John, John William, and Thomas Gadsby all arrived in Philadelphia in the 1840's

Gadsby Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Hannah Gadsby, aged 14, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Stamboul"

Gadsby Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William Gadsby, aged 27, a shepherd, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Zealandia" in 1879
  • Jane J. Gadsby, aged 25, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Zealandia" in 1879
  • Eliza Gadsby, aged 7 months, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Zealandia" in 1879

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gadsby (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gadsby (post 1700)



  • Gordon Gadsby, American Minister of Defence Research, Washington
  • William Gadsby (1773-1844), American hymn writer and Baptist pastor
  • Matt Gadsby, English professional footballer
  • William Alexander Gadsby (1927-2016), Canadian professional NHL ice hockey defenceman who played from 1946 to 1966
  • Jonathan Ernest "Jon" Gadsby QSM (1953-2015), New Zealand television comedian and writer

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)

Other References

  1. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  3. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  4. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  7. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  8. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  9. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  10. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
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The Gadsby Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gadsby Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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