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The roots of the Anglo-Saxon name Gidney come from when the family resided 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.

Gidney Early Origins



The surname Gidney 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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Gidney Spelling Variations


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Gidney Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Gidney has been recorded under many different variations, including Gidney, Gibney, Gedney, Gibbney and others.

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Gidney Early History


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Gidney Early History



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

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Gidney Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gidney Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Gidney In Ireland


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Gidney In Ireland



Some of the Gidney 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



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Gidney or a variant listed above:

Gidney Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Gidney settled in Virginia in 1639

Gidney Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Joshua Gidney U.E. who arrived at Port Roseway [Shelburne], Nova Scotia on October 26, 1783 was passenger number 7 aboard the ship "HMS Clinton", picked up on September 20, 1783 at East River, New York [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
  • Mrs. Ann Gidney U.E. who arrived at Port Roseway [Shelburne], Nova Scotia on October 26, 1783 was passenger number 69 aboard the ship "HMS Clinton", picked up on September 20, 1783 at East River, New York [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
  • Miss Elizabeth Gidney U.E. (b. 1771), aged 12 who arrived at Port Roseway [Shelburne], Nova Scotia on October 26, 1783 was passenger number 116 aboard the ship "HMS Clinton", picked up on September 20, 1783 at East River, New York [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
  • Miss Sibé Gidney U.E. (b. 1766), aged 17 who arrived at Port Roseway [Shelburne], Nova Scotia on October 26, 1783 was passenger number 115 aboard the ship "HMS Clinton", picked up on September 20, 1783 at East River, New York [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
  • Mr. Robert Gidney U.E. (b. 1765), aged 18 who arrived at Port Roseway [Shelburne], Nova Scotia on October 26, 1783 was passenger number 117 aboard the ship "HMS Clinton", picked up on September 20, 1783 at East River, New York [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
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Gidney Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Samuel Gidney, aged 21, a sawyer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Oliver Lang" in 1856

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gidney (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gidney (post 1700)



  • Charles C. Gidney Jr., American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Havana, 1926; Guadalajara, 1932; Tampico, 1938
  • Bernard W. Gidney, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 7th District, 1906
  • Francis "Skipper" Gidney (1890-1928), English leader of the Scouting movement, appointed the first Camp Chief of Gilwell Park (1919), and later organized the first Wood Badge adult leader training course
  • Angus Morrison Gidney (1849-1926), Canadian farmer and politician who represented Digby County in the Nova Scotia House of Assembly (1895 to 1911)
  • Angus Morrison Gidney (1803-1882), Canadian educator, poet and journalist from Jemseg, New Brunswick
  • Sir Henry Albert John Gidney FRCS, DPH, MRCP, D.O. (1873-1942), British member of the Anglo-Indian community of the British Raj

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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. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  2. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  3. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  4. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  5. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  6. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  7. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  8. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  9. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  10. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
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The Gidney Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gidney 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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