Origins Available: Irish, Scottish
Picts 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, and Edie are all pet forms or double diminutives of the name Adam.
Early Origins of the Keddy family
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
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
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Keddy Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Keddy (post 1700)
Historic Events for the Keddy family
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