James Eddy

15 February 1732–
Preston, New London, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America

The Life Summary of James

When James Eddy was born on 15 February 1732, in Preston, New London, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, his father, John Eddy, was 31 and his mother, Mary Wyborn, was 30.

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John Eddy
Mary Wyborn
John Eddy
Labeas Leveus Eddy
Elizabeth Eddy
Zephaniah Eddy
James Eddy
Mary Eddy
Esther Eddy

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Name Meaning

Cornish: from the personal name Edy (pronounced ‘eedy’), a variant of Udy , from the Middle English personal name Ude, Udy, Latinized as Udo and Odo. It may represent Old French Eude (ancient Germanic Eudo, of uncertain etymology), whose usual Latin form is Eudo. This agrees with later evidence that the original pronunciation of the initial vowel of Udy was /y:/ (as in French tu), though in the 16th century it was sometimes unrounded to /i:/, spelled -e(e)-. It was later altered to Eddy.English: variant of Eady .English: perhaps from a shortened form of the Middle English personal name Edwy (Old English Ēadwīg, from ēad ‘prosperity, fortune’ + wīg ‘war’), which has not survived in that form as a surname.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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  • James Eddy, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
  • James Eddy, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • John Eddy and Mary Wyborn in Weyburn-Wyborn Genealogy, found in the North America, Family Histories, 1500-2000

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