Eddy Surname Origin
In the Gaelic, Eddee signifies an instructor. The name may be local from the Saxon Ed, backwards, and ea, water--a current of water running back, a whirlpool. Edd, Welsh, signifies motion, going; Eddu, to go, to move.
Source: An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names With an Essay on their Derivation and Import; Arthur, William, M.A.; New York, NY: Sheldon, Blake, Bleeker & CO., 1857.
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