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"ADDISON, q.v., is another form of the name from the diminutive Ade. ADDISON. This surname is not uncommon in the eastern counties from Linlithgow to Aberdeen. It means 'son of Addie,' from the diminutive of Adam, and is therefore the same as Adamson. Alicia relict of quondam Johannes filius Ede de Colly granted four acres of land on the north side of the town of Colly in 1367 (SCM., n, p. kxxix). William Adison was rector of Luss in 1370 (CAC., i, 24; RMP., p. 427), Gilbert filius Ade was a tenant of the Douglases in the barony of Kylboucho in 1376, and Robert filius Ade was another of their tenants in Louchurde in the same year (RHM., J, p. xlvii, xlix). Robert Adyson or Adeson was vicar of Colmonell in 1415 (Ayr, p. 9), Andrew Adyson was bailie of the burgh of Invernys in 1430 (ER., rv, p. 515), and King James n confirmed a charter dated 26 August 1436 by Sir William Adesoun, vicar of Lynton (Peebles, p. 206). William Adison leased the mill of Syokis in 1443 (Cupar-Angus, i, p. 128), and Duncan Adeson held land in Stirling in 1449 (REG., 355). Andrew Edisoun in Spittelmylne appears in record in 1580, and in the following year we have David Aydesoun, portioner of the same place, and John Edisoun of Spittlemylne is mentioned in another document of the same year as John Adesoun (Satire, p. 144, 145, 109, 110). Laurence Adiesone had a charter of the lands of Pennielandis from the Abbey of Dunfermline in 1611 (RD., E. 504), and John Adieson was a bailie of the urgh of Leith in 1645 (APS., vi, p. 446). Adesone 1594, Adiesone 1636, Adiesoun 1615, Adisoun 1596, Aedieson 1562, Edison 1562, Edisone 1575; Addesoun, Aedesone. "(The surnames of Scotland. George Fraser Black, 1866-1948)

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