So far in my search for Gaddie clues in Scotland and America I have concluded that Geddie & Gaddie are spelled interchangably.
There is no distinction between the names, and I have found no evidence in historical or legal records to prove a distinction made.
They spelled their surname both ways.
Most people in the early days did not know how to spell their names, and with the different accents and spellings of old and new countries, the spelling of names did not have a formed style when these immigrants arrived in the America's. There was no purpose to serve in spelling these immigrants names precisely.
The spelling of names was still evolving due to differences in the written languages of the different countries involved.
COMMISSARY COURT OF ST ANDREWS DEEDS, 1700-1809
GEDDIE, JAMES: app Factor to St Leonard's College; 20 Feb 1703 [CC20/11/17]
GEDDE, JOHN: only son of dec Alexander Gedde in Crail; Bond to Simon Greig, writer in St Andrews; 30 Sep 1690 [CC20/11/6]
GEDDIE, WILLIAM: tailor Burgess in Cupar; Factorie to David Balfour of Kinloch; 15 Dec 1697 [CC20/11/6]
SHERIFF COURT OF FIFE DEEDS, 1715-1809
GEDDIE, ALEXANDER: tenant in Little Drummaird; Bond to James Orme, weaver in Balbirnie, & his spouse, Isobell Bell; 26 May 1724 [SC20/33/10]
GEDDIE, MGT: relict of James Millar, sometime Deacon of Wrights in Cupar; Disp & Assig in favour of John Abercrombie, baxter & sometime Convener of Trades there; 9 June 1740 [SC20/36/7]
GEDDIE, ROBERT: merchant in Cupar; with Alexander Rae, mason in Ceres, & John Nickelson, wright in Cupar, 20-yr Tack of piece of vacant ground in Barony [Cupar], belonging to Alexadner Cumine of Barony; 17 May 1771 [SC20/36/12]
GEDDIE, ROBERT: Agent for Bank of Scotland & merchant in Cupar; Discharge to Henry Storrar of Gouricknow of Inhibition raised against him, 12 Feb 1794; Commission to eldest son, William Geddie, merchant in Cupar, 21 Jan 1796 [SC20/36/16; SC20/36/17]
GEDDIE, WILLIAM: maltster & late Bailie of Cupar; Submission and Decreet Arbitral with David Hogg, portioner of Freuchie, 28 June 1733; Disp in favour of Thomas Buchanan, mariner, son of dec John Buchanan, gardener in Cupar; 25 Oct 1751 [SC20/36/5; SC20/36/8]
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51819 - Wm WALCER, Marjorie GEDDIE, (F) bapt, 4 Oct 1655, Janet WALCER, Urquhart, Moray, 990812
51820 - Wm WALCAR, Marjorie GEDDIE, (F) bapt, 9 Jun 1653, Christan WALCAR, Urquhart, Moray, 990812
36344 - Mary WALKER, James GEDDIE, marr, 17 Dec 1772, Irvine, Ayr, 1041383
36345 - Mary WALKER, James GEDDIE, marr, 27 Nov 1772, Dreghorn, Ayr, 1041339
36346 - Margaret WALKER, William GEEDIE, marr, 8 Dec 1682, Wemyss, Fife, 1040184
David Geddies 1 was born in 1726 in . He married Euphame Watson.
Euphame Watson 1 was born about 1730 in of Pittenween,Fifeshire,Scotland.
She married David Geddies.
They had the following children:
F i Ann Geddie 1 was christened on 24 Feb 1752 in Pittenween,Fifeshire,Scotland.
F ii Katherine Geddies
M iii Robert Geddie 1 was christened on 27 Sep 1757 in Pittenween,Fifeshire,Scotland.
F iv Helen Geddie 1 was christened on 23 Sep 1761 in Pittenween,Fifeshire,Scotland.
M v David Geddie 1 was christened on 3 Dec 1762 in Pittenween,Fifeshire,Scotland.
Geddie, Ann c.1752 - Pittenween,Fifeshire,Scotland
Geddie, David c.1762 - Pittenween,Fifeshire,Scotland
Geddie, Helen c.1761 - Pittenween,Fifeshire,Scotland
Geddie, Robert c.1757 - Pittenween,Fifeshire,Scotland
Geddies, David b.1726 -
Geddies, Katherine c.1752 - Pittenweem,Fife,Scot.
18th century testaments of people with Inveresk connexions
James Geddes vintner at Parkend near Mh (see Kath. Nicolson)
Andrew Geddie seaman in Fw (see Marion Millar)
Marion Millar (Marion Miller) rel of Andrew Geddie, seaman in Fw 28.3.1740
Margaret Gilchrist rel of Thos Murray, slater in Fw 29.3.1765
Robert Gillespie late manufacturer in Mh 30.3.1798
Jonet Gray sp of John Young, merchant in Fw 19.9.1704
ST ANDREWS DEEDS, 1692-1891
GEDDES, JAMES: one of the Magistrates of St Andrews; Obligement 17 Jan 1717 [GD1/361/1 Pp 24-27]
GEDDIE, JAMES: merchant in St Andrews; Bonds to mother-in-law, Christian Hendersone, 25 March & 17 May 1692 [B65/5/1 fol 5 12
GEDDIE, JAMES: one of the present Bailies of St Andrews, m to Elizbeth Keir; Disp in favour of yst dau, Agnes Geddie, spouse of James Liddel, merchant in Leith (eldest dau, Elozabeth Geddie, spouse of James Robertson, cooper Burgess in Leith, already provided for); dated 1716 and rec 9 March 1759 [B65/5/4 Pp 335-44; B65/22/37]
GIB[B], JAMES: residenter/citiner of St Andrews; Bonds to Mgt Meassone, relict of dec Andrew Meassone, sometime Deacon of the Fleshers in St Andrews, 11 Aug 1694 [B65/5/1 fol 56-57); and to Christiane Hendersone,
relict of umq James Geddie, merchant in St Andrews, 1 Nov 1696 [B65/5/1 fol 101-02]
Gaddy Roert A. (mrclean66), Mon Mar 31 14:03:10 EST 1997
William Gaddey Gaddie arrived in this country in early 1700's. He was married to Mary in 1718. They lived in New Kent Virginia where they had 8 children. My ancestor was Thomas and he was located in Bedford Co Va. in l747. He left there in l760 and prchased land in Edgecombe NC in 1783. Any info on William arriving in the states and any early info would be appreciated
reed hancock gaddie (email@example.com), Thu Oct 5 23:02:54 EDT 2000 in search of lost ancestors
GADDIE, Thomas PHARES, Martha G May 29 1826
GEDDIE, James Alexander BEGGS, ElizabethSep 30 1847
GEDDIE, James D PHARES, CatharineMay 28 1831
GEDDIE, Thomas TIDMORE, Nancy AnnNov 22 1845