This is the furthest back i have been able to trace the family name. It was approximately 1497 duing the "War of the Roses" in England where his name shows up. Degory Addis was dstantly related to the English Queen (Lancaster Line) and was knighted by her husband Henry VII. This would be 10 generations before John Addis (immigrant of England) who married Mary Rudderow. If anyone has any information regarding the history of time between Degory Addis and John Addis please contact me via email.