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Eddy: English Origins
Coat of Arms:
A Red Shield with three Old Men's heads coupled at the shoulders
Eddy is derived
from the Anglo-Saxon word ead - English. Eade, Eadie, Eddy, being
root for words meaning wealth, prosperity and success. Ead,
meaning blessed or happy. Eddie, in Gaelic means an
Eddy in Welsh means motion and Eddu in Welsh means to go or to
Eddy, appearing in the simple form, not compound, shows it is one of
most ancient of Anglo-Saxon names. Without doubt the families of
Edye, Eddie, Eadie, Edy, Ady, Adey are descendants from the same
as those bearing the patronymic Eddy."
Family Assoication Website: http://www.eddyfamily.com
Also - there is a family story that one of the Eddy Brothers had a cup with the Eddy Coat of Arms on it and it was passed down for a number of generations before it was lost. Because of this story and the consistant referance to the same coat of arms it is beleived that we have the proper coat of Arms displayed on the EFA website.
by: Thomas Eddy - President of the Eddy Family Association
Bulletin of the Eddy Family Association has this to say about the Coat
The illustration above is the coat of arms of the Eddy family. As a surname Eddy is derived from the Anglo-Saxon word ead-English. Eade, Eadie, Eddy, being the root for words meaning wealth, prosperity and success ; Ead, Saxon, meaning blessed, happy; Eddie, in the Gaelic, meaning an instructor ; Edd, Welsh, meaning motion; Eddu, to go, to move. Eddy, appearing in the simple form, not compound, shows it is one of the most ancient of Anglo-Saxon names.
Without doubt the families of Edie, Edye, Eddie, Eadie, Edy, Ady, Adey are descendants from the same ancestors as those bearing the patronymic Eddy. The coat of arms as given by Burke, in his "General Armory," describes the arms of Edye : -"Gu, (another purp.) three men's heads coupled at the shoulders ar. crined grey . Matthew's "American Armoury and Blue Book" describes it as sable, three old men's heads couped at the shoulders argent, crined proper. Crest : -A cross crosslet fitchee sable and a dagger argent, hilt or, in saltire. Motto -Crux mihi grata quies. (The Cross gives me peaceful rest)."
1881 Genealogy published by Robert Henry Eddy states:
"The author has made considerable effort to obtain the "Armorial Bearings" of Eddy ; having sent therefor to the Herald's College of London. He has been informed that the arms are not to be found therein ; but, from the best authorities, the shield had upon it three old men's heads couped at the shoulders.
One branch had three cross-croslets in the shield, with a cross-croslet and dagger saltierwise for the crest ; the motto being "Crux mild grata quies ." As those only who were in the holy wars were entitled to have the cross in their armorial bearings, it is fair to presume that,is the Eddy family is a very ancient one (Eady being a surname found in "Domesday Book"), some, if not many of the race, like their descendants, manfully combatted against irreligion and infidelity ; and, having devoted the sword to the cross, found in the latter the grateful rest, as indicated by the above admirable motto."
mantle consists of the shield displaying the arms that was given to the
person bearing this surname; a banner with surname; a helmet; and family
crest [if known]. See a sample of full mantle by - at right.
Normally the crest is displayed atop the helmet. To order a full
coat of arms and family crest click here
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