Look up Deedy in Websters Dictionary and you will see the following definition - \Deed"y\, a. Industrious; active. [R.] --Cowper. But to me Deedy is simply my last name and not a very common one at that. My Father always said "find yourself in a strange city? Open a phone book, find a Deedy and give them a call - chances are they are a relative." So, for all the Deedy's out there hello and welcome.

Old News

One of the great things about being a "Deedy" is the uniqueness of the last name. I have been digging around in some musty archives to see if I can find Newspaper and Magazine articles with the name Deedy referenced. Here is what I have found so far:

Hopefully you can read the above. It says Capt. Deedy arrived in New York from Lisbon. I guess this was big enough news to make the local paper "Boston Post Boy" on April 6, 1761. You read that right - there was a Capt. Deedy in 1761! Who he was or if he is related I have no idea.

We jump ahead 100 years to find the next mention. This time it is Jerry Deady (again, not sure if related - some family stories report Deedy was originally spelled Deady) of Stockbridge, MA who was mentioned in the Pittsfield Sun on October 9, 1862. Apparently he took 2nd place for best assortment of garden vegetables :)


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