- This uncommon name is of early medieval English origin, and is one of the diminutive forms of the surname that was developed from the male given name Adam. The ultimate derivation of this Hebrew personal name is uncertain, but it is often said to be from the Hebrew "adama", earth, or "red", referring to skin-colour. It occurs infrequently in England before the Conquest, and then always as the name of a monk, while in the Domesday Book of 1086 it occurs as Adam or the genitive form, Ade, as the name of one tenant-in-chief and some subtenants; the popularity of the name increased rapidly in the 12th Century, and by the 13th Century it was one of the two or three commonest names in use in England, particularly in the North and in Scotland. The extent of its popularity is well borne out by the number of surnames that it generated; these range from the patronymic forms Ad(d)ams, Adhams and Adamson to the diminutives Adnett, Ade, Ad(de)kin, Atkin, Adcock, Ad(d)ie and Adey. Matilda Addy is listed in the Yorkshire Poll Tax Returns of 1379, and one William Adee appears in the Suffolk Subsidy Rolls of 1524. Examples of the name from London Church Registers include: the christening of Jane, daughter of Johnn Adey, on September 29th 1584, at St. Dunstan's, Stepney, and the marriage of John Adey and Marye Coale at St. Bride's, Fleet Street, on January 23rd 1620. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Thomas Ady, which was dated 1327, in the "Subsidy Rolls of Worcestershire", during the reign of King Edward 11, known as "Edward of Caernafon", 1307 - 1327. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.
Surnames reference. 2013.
Look at other dictionaries:
Addey — is a surname. People with this surname include:* John Addey (shipbuilder) (1550 1606), English shipwright * John Addey (astrologer) (1920 1982), English astrologer;See also *Addey and Stanhope School, Deptford, London, England named for the… … Wikipedia
Addey and Stanhope School — Infobox School2 name = Addey and Stanhope established = 1896 motto = A Deo et Rege (Latin : For God and the King) founder = John Addey and George Stanhope type = Voluntary aided head name = Headteacher head = Mrs. Ann Potter city = London country … Wikipedia
John Addey (shipbuilder) — John Addey (1550 16 April1606) was master shipwright at HM Dockyard Deptford in south east London.Addey was buried in [http://www.deptfordchurch.org St Nicholas Church] in Deptford and there are plaques to him on the exterior north wall.He left… … Wikipedia
John Addey (astrologer) — John Addey (June 15, 1920 March 27 1982) an English Astrologer born Barnsley, died in London.Addey made a continuous and significant contribution to British astrology. He worked as a teacher to the physically disabled, was himself crippled from… … Wikipedia
John Addey — may refer to: *John Addey (astrologer) *John Addey (shipbuilder) … Wikipedia
Dana Key — (December 30, 1953 – June 6, 2010) was an American Christian rock guitarist, singer, and producer who was co founder of the Christian rock group DeGarmo and Key with keyboardist Eddie DeGarmo, best friends since the first grade. Key was a… … Wikipedia
DeGarmo and Key — DeGarmo Key was a Christian Rock group that started professionally in 1978. The primary members were Eddie DeGarmo and Dana Key. Eddie played keyboards and sang background vocals (and occasionally lead), while Dana played lead guitar and did the… … Wikipedia
UK Astrological Association — The Astrological Association is one of Europe s leading astrological organisations, bringing together astrologers from all over the world. Although based in the UK, it is truly an international organization with membership from all over the world … Wikipedia
Gilly Flaherty — Infobox Football biography playername = Gilly Flaherty fullname = Gilly Louise Scarlett Flaherty dateofbirth = birth date and age|1991|08|24|df=yes cityofbirth = London countryofbirth = England currentclub = flagicon|England Arsenal Ladies… … Wikipedia
Old Boys — The terms Old Boys and Old Girls are the usual expressions in use in the United Kingdom for former pupils or alumni of primary and secondary schools. While these are traditionally associated with independent schools, they are also used for… … Wikipedia