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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William Edward Geddes
Janet Baird
Marriage: 1543
James Geddes
Sir John Geddes of Essil
George Geddes
James Geddie
Thomas Geddes
Janet Geddes
Charles Geddes

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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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