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The Scottish name Geddie is thought to be a habitational name, taken on from a place name in the county of Nairn. The place name Geddes is thought to have come from a Gaelic term for a mountain ridge. It has also been suggested that the surname was a patronymic created from the personal name Geddie, of uncertain origin, but which may come from a Scots dialect word "gedd," meaning "pike."

Geddie Early Origins



The surname Geddie was first found in Nairnshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Inbhir Narann) in northern Scotland, today part of the Council Area of Highland where they held the lands of Geddes, formerly held by the Rose family. Further south the Gedding variant were first found in the parish of Gedding in Suffolk. "This place, which comprises about 580 acres, was the property of Sir John Gedding, who resided in the manorhouse of Gedding Hall, and died about the 21st of the reign of Edward I." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Geddie Spelling Variations


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Geddie Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Geddes, Geddas, Geddis, Gedes, Geddeis, Geddy and many more.

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Geddie Early History


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Geddie Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Geddie research. Another 427 words (30 lines of text) covering the years 1300, 1406, 1470, 1558, 1590, 1597, 1394, 1600, 1660, 1650, 1713, 1739, 1799, 1737, 1802 and are included under the topic Early Geddie History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Geddie Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Geddie Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the Clan from early times was Geddes of Peebleshire. John Gedy was the Abbot of Arbroath in 1394, and is said to have been influential in creating the harbor there. According to Edinburgh tradition, Jenny Geddes (c.1600- c. 1660), a Scottish market-trader is said to have thrown a stool at...

Another 88 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Geddie Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Geddie In Ireland


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Geddie In Ireland



Some of the Geddie family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 209 words (15 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Geddie Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • James Daniel Geddie, who arrived in Cape Fear, North Carolina in 1772
  • Jahn Geddie, who landed in Cape Fear, North Carolina in 1772

Geddie Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Albt. E. Geddie, aged 35, who landed in America from Liverpool, in 1897
  • Robert Geddie, aged 39, who emigrated to the United States, in 1897

Geddie Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • David Geddie, aged 16, who emigrated to the United States, in 1920
  • George Geddie, aged 24, who landed in America from Greenock, Scotland, in 1920
  • George Geddie, aged 24, who settled in America from Thurso, Scotland, in 1920
  • John Geddie, aged 27, who landed in America from Glasgow, Scotland, in 1923

Geddie Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Ann Geddie, aged 25, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Medina"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Geddie (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Geddie (post 1700)



  • E. C. Geddie, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from North Carolina, 1940
  • William Fredrick "Bill" Geddie (b. 1955), American television producer, executive producer of ABC Daytime's The View
  • John Geddie (1848-1937), Scottish journalist and author from Garmouth, Moray
  • Glynn Geddie (b. 1990), Scottish racing driver from Aberdeen, he won the 2011 British GT Championship
  • John Geddie (1815-1872), Scottish-born, Canadian missionary who was known as "the father of Presbyterian missions in the South Seas"

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Motto


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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: Capta majora
Motto Translation: Seek greater things.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  2. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
  3. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  4. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
  5. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  6. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
  7. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
  9. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
  10. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
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The Geddie Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Geddie 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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