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The name McGidney belongs to the early history of Britain, it's origins lie with the Anglo-Saxons. It is a product of their having 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 McGidney family


The surname McGidney 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 McGidney family

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Early History of the McGidney family


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Another 109 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1640, 1698 and are included under the topic Early McGidney History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McGidney Spelling Variations

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McGidney Spelling Variations


Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of McGidney include Gidney, Gibney, Gedney, Gibbney and others.

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Early Notables of the McGidney family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the McGidney family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the McGidney family to Ireland

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Migration of the McGidney family to Ireland


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

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Migration of the McGidney family to the New World and Oceana


Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The McGidney were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: 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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