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The ancestors of the Gedney surname lived among the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. The name comes from when they 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.

Gedney Early Origins



The surname Gedney was first found in 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. [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)
Today the parish includes the hamlets of Gedney Drove End, Gedney Dyke, Gedney Dawsmere, and Gedney Marsh.

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Gedney Spelling Variations


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Gedney Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Gedney include Gidney, Gibney, Gedney, Gibbney and others.

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Gedney Early History


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Gedney Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gedney research. Another 109 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1640, 1698 and are included under the topic Early Gedney History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gedney Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gedney Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Gedney Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gedney In Ireland


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Gedney In Ireland



Some of the Gedney family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 101 words (7 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



A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Gedney Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Gedney, aged 19, arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1637
  • Bartholomew Gedney, who landed in Salem, Massachusetts in 1640
  • Elizabeth Gedney, who arrived in Maryland in 1649

Gedney Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. John Gedney U.E. born in Westchester County, New York, USA who settled in Sussex, Kings County, New Brunswick c. 1784 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gedney (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gedney (post 1700)



  • William H. Gedney, American Republican politician, Member of New York State Assembly from New York County 9th District, 1875; Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1892
  • Walter S. Gedney, American Republican politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Rockland County, 1924-29
  • Kenneth H. Gedney, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Nebraska, 1940
  • Henry B. Gedney, American Republican politician, Mayor of Mamaroneck, New York; Elected 1931

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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)
  2. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  2. 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).
  3. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  4. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  5. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  6. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  7. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  9. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  10. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
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The Gedney Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gedney 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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