Again Brant, you are missing the point. I have not said the Addys originated in Germany. Please reread my posting. As far as I can tell you have not traced yours further back than 1800's. I try not to lock myself in. That is why I ask for anyone tracing the Addys back to 1600's or better in any country to please share with us. I did not discount France either. Anyone knowing the meaning of Anglo-Saxon, and the history there of, would not do that. Perhaps my standard of proof comes from my background in law.