First name origin & meaning:
English: Son of Edward
First name variations: Eddison, Edisen, Edyson, Edson
Last name origins & meanings:
- English: patronymic or metronymic from Eade.
- The inventor Thomas Alva Edison, born in 1847 in Milan, OH, came
from a Canadian family first established in North America by John
Edison, a loyalist during the American Revolution, who served under
the British General Richard Howe and went into exile in Nova Scotia
after the Revolutionary War.
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