Meaning and Origin of: Edison

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First name origins & meanings:

  • English : Son of Edward

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Last name origin & meaning:

  • 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.