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Idenay is a name whose history is connected to the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Idenay 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 Idenay family


The surname Idenay 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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Early History of the Idenay family

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Early History of the Idenay family


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Idenay Spelling Variations

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Idenay Spelling Variations


Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Idenay family name include Gidney, Gibney, Gedney, Gibbney and others.

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Early Notables of the Idenay family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Idenay family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Idenay family to Ireland

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Migration of the Idenay family to Ireland


Some of the Idenay family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Idenay family to the New World and Oceana

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

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