Geddes is a surname and a place name.


Nearly all people who share the surname Geddes have ancestry traced to a clan in the Scottish Highlands. Many also have a connection to a Baron born of Clan Geddes whose standard is a red shield with three pikes on its face.There is a small hamlet and a burn called Geddes just Northof Cawdor Castle in the County of Nairn. Its a fair bet that the name originated from this spot. The land round about was owned by the Rose clan and it is likely that the Geddes sect would have been under the influence of this clan.

Because the Geddes sect was quite small,it did not have its own tartan. However because the family (at various times in history) owed allegiance to 3 different,and bigger families (clans), it can be said that anyone named Geddes is entitled to wear the tartans of these clans. They are Gordon, Ross and Rose.


*Andrew Geddes, British painter
*Anne Geddes, photographer well known for her portraits of infants.
*Alexander Geddes, a Scottish theologian and scholar.
*Auckland Campbell Geddes, 1st Baron Geddes, British politician and diplomat.
*Barbara Bel Geddes, Oscar-nominated American actress.
*Charles Geddes, Baron Geddes of Epsom, British life peer
*Eric Campbell Geddes, conservative British politician.
*George Geddes, U.S. New York State senator (1847 to 1851).
*Heather E. Geddes, illustrator
*Leslie Alexander Geddes
*James Geddes (engineer), a prominent engineer and surveyor.
*James Lorraine Geddes (1827-1887), American soldier and writer
*Jane Geddes, an American professional golfer.
*Jenny Geddes, arguably catalyzed the Wars of the Three Kingdoms.
*Keith Geddes, co-founder of the Maple computer algebra system.
*Leslie Alexander Geddes
*Marie Geddes, Canadian who died after four day hunger strike in long-term care facility for seniors.
*Margaret Geddes, Australian writer and journalist
*Norman Bel Geddes, an American theatrical and industrial designer who focused on aerodynamics.
*Sir Patrick Geddes, a renowned Scottish biologist and town planner.
*Pytt Geddes, tai chi teacher.
*William Duguid Geddes (1828-1900), Scottish scholar and educationalist.
*William George Nicholson Geddes, Scottish civil engineer.
*Joseph Bernhardt Geddes - 3, American Scientist

Given name

*Geddes Granger, also known as Makandal Daaga, a Trinidad and Tobago political activist and former revolutionary.



*Ladang Geddes, largest estate in Malaysia around 1930 to 1950, famous with the rubber plantation.


*The Geddes House in Nairn.
*Geddes (Scotland) small village SE of Inverness.

United States

: Cities, towns, etc.
*Geddes, New York.
*Geddes, South Dakota.
*Geddes, Michigan, an unincorporated village in Washtenaw County that is located within the jurisdiction of Ann Arbor Charter Township, Michigan.: Places on the National Register of Historic Places:
* Geddes (Clifford, Virginia)

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  • Geddes — biographical name Norman Bel 1893 1958 American designer …   New Collegiate Dictionary