Boy name origins & meanings
- English : Son of Edward
Family 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.