William Edward Geddes

Brief Life History of William Edward

When William Edward Geddes was born on 30 September 1494, in Peeblesshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, Charles Geddes, was 19 and his mother, Scot Elizabeth Hunter, was 18. He married Janet Baird in 1543, in Rachan House, Peeblesshire, Scotland. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 1 daughter. He died in 1558, in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom, at the age of 64, and was buried in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

William Edward Geddes
1494–1558
Janet Baird
–1566
Marriage: 1543
James Geddes
1547–
Sir John Geddes of Essil
1549–1611
George Geddes
1550–
James Geddie
1553–1593
Thomas Geddes
1556–1546
Janet Geddes
1559–
Charles Geddes
–1620

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  • History of the Geddes from the 12th century Geddes of Rachan

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Name Meaning

Scottish: variant of Gaddis , from the lands of Geddes in Nairnshire.

English: possibly a variant of Gedde, a nickname from Middle English gedde ‘pike’ (the fish), with post-medieval excrescent -s. However, the modern surname appears to be entirely Scottish in origin (see 1 above).

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

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