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n. (surname: from=given names)


Adey is a surname of English origin. At the time of the British Census of 1881, its relative frequency was highest in Berkshire (10.1 times the British average), followed by Staffordshire, Wiltshire, Cardiganshire, Hampshire, Warwickshire, the Channel Islands, Dorset, County Durham and Gloucestershire. Notable people with the surname include:

  • Garry Adey (born 1945), English rugby union footballer
  • Paul Adey (born 1963), Canadian ice hockey player and coach
  • Rosemary Adey (1933–2013), Australian softball player
  • Steve Adey, English musician
  • William James Adey CMG (1874–1956) South Australian educationist

Usage examples of "adey".

Ross Adey and others at the UCLA School of Medicine demonstrated a few years ago that electrical fields caused by power lines and some types of heavy machinery can affect the brain and modify behavior.