The surname ‘Eddy’ is of English origin. It is found chiefly in the West Country (Devon, and Cornwall) derived from the Middle English given name ‘Edwy’, from the Old English given name ‘Eadwig’, composed of the elements ‘ead’, meaning prosperity’, ‘fortune’, and ‘wig’. Meaning ‘war’. Public and Civil registry archive’s confirm that the surname ‘Eddy’ and or it’s variant’s, date as far back as the seventeenth century were a ‘Edmund Eade’, from the county of Norfolk, England, is recorded as being rector of Ovington, Norfolk, in 1632. The exact period of settlement in North America has not been definitely determined but data extracted from Historical archive’s confirm that one of the first forefathers to bring this name to America was a certain ‘George Edie’, from the county of Essex, England, a husbandman by trade, He emigrated to North America in 1775, aged twenty-eight, sailing from the Port of London aboard the ship named the ‘Neptune’ on the twenty-seventh of March, arriving in Maryland on the third of April o…
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