Origins Available: Irish
were the ancient Scottish tribe where the ancestors of the Keddy family lived. The name Keddy comes from the Gaelic surname Mac Adaidh,
which means son of Adam. Addie, Addy, Adie, Eadie, Eddie,
are all pet forms or double diminutives of the name Adam.
Early Origins of the Keddy family
The surname Keddy was first found in Perthshire
(Gaelic: Siorrachd Pheairt) former county in the present day Council Area of Perth and Kinross, located in central Scotland
, where they held a family seat
at Strathardle, in the valley of the Ardle Water. The first of the Clan
was Gillimichael M'Ade, famous in Strathardle tradition, who was alive in 1232. The name took on many forms as it emerged from the original Gaelic. MacAddie, MacKeddie, MacChaddy, and when it became fashionable to drop the Mac it became Addie, Keddie, Chaddy, even MacKiddie, and so on. Their home and clan seat
was deep in the forest of Strathardle at Petcarene. Some members of the Fergusons of the Balmacruchie became McAdies.
Early History of the Keddy family
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Keddy Spelling Variations
Before the first dictionaries appeared in the last few hundred
years, scribes spelled according to sound. spelling variations
are common among Scottish names. Keddy has been spelled MacAddie, McAddie, MacKeddie, McKeddy, MacKiddie, McKiddie, MacKedy, McKedy, MacKeddey, McKeddey, MacAdie, McAdie, Keddy, Keddie, Cheddy, Cheddie, Keddey, Kedy, Kiddie, Kiddy, Cheddey, MacEddie, McEddie, MacEddy, McEddy, Kede, Ceddy, Keddie, MacAdie and many more.
Early Notables of the Keddy family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Keddy family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Keddy Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- Alexander Keddy, who landed in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1749-1752
Keddy Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Mr. George Keddy, Cornish butcher who emigrated to New South Wales, Australia aboard the ship "Lady Ann" in 1854 convicted at Goulburn Gaol on 24th May 1855 CITATION[CLOSE]
Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retreived 3rd May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_nsw_gaol_admissions.pdf
Contemporary Notables of the name Keddy (post 1700)
- Paul A. Keddy (b. 1953), Canadian ecologist
- Carole Juanita Keddy (b. 1937), former Canadian educator and political figure
- Gerald Gordon Keddy (b. 1953), Canadian politician
- James Keddy (b. 1973), former Irish footballer
Historic Events for the Keddy family
- Miss Margaret Keddy (1914-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the explosion CITATION[CLOSE]
Halifax Explosion Book of Remembrance | Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. (Retrieved 2014, June 23) . Retrieved from https://maritimemuseum.novascotia.ca/what-see-do/halifax-explosion/halifax-explosion-book-remembrance