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Multiple Origins for the Surname Keddy


Scottish


The 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.

Keddy Early Origins



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 Gaeli c. 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.

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Keddy Spelling Variations


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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.

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Keddy Early History


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Keddy Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Keddy research. Another 184 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1388, 1639, 1647, 1664, and 1670 are included under the topic Early Keddy History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Keddy Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Keddy Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Keddy Notables 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



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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Keddy (post 1700)


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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

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Keddy Historic Events


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Keddy Historic Events




Halifax Explosion


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Keddy Family Crest Products


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Keddy Family Crest Products




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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

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    9. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
    10. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
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    The Keddy Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Keddy 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.

    This page was last modified on 9 January 2017 at 09:15.

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