My EDDY ancestors were from St Just in Penwith, the most westerly town in England, at the tip of Cornwall. Throughout the 1800s, the parish of St Just had the most occurrences of the EDDY surname, where it was also the third most prevalent surname.
When I began researching my ancestors in 1999, I found that I had to piece together many other EDDY families, if only to differentiate them. This has developed into researching the ancestors and descendants of all Cornish EDDYs, regardless of whether they're elsewhere in Cornwall, the UK or abroad.
Iíve gathered a lot of information regarding all occurrences of the EDDY surname in Cornwall, and where I have collated this into families I have made it available via my database. It features around 1,500 EDDYs who have married into many other Cornish families and the database contains over 2,900 people. Some of the branches stretch back to the 1600s, and many of the descendants have spread far and wide to countries such as Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and the USA, mainly due to the emigration of Cornish miners.
How to find someone
How to contribute to this project
If you have a connection with a Cornish EDDY and have any useful information that youíd like to contribute to this project then Iíd love to hear from you. My email address is at the bottom of each page - note it's an image to avoid spam so you'll have to re-type it, not just copy and paste.
Maybe you have found one of your ancestors in the database and can correct or fill in missing descendants. Or maybe you have already researched a branch of the EDDY tree that isnít yet on the database.
However, sometimes itís the small pieces of information that provide that missing link. So whether you have a will or a marriage certificate featuring an EDDY maybe even as a witness, or a family bible, or details of an EDDY death, or a reference to an EDDY on a property deed... whatever it is, if you think it could help this project then please do get in touch.
For a map of Cornwall and detailed maps of the parishes of West Cornwall, please go to the maps page.
Last updated 22 Apr 2012 . Copyright © 1999-2012 by Adrian Eddy. All rights reserved.