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Where did the English ladd family come from? What is the English ladd family crest and coat of arms? When did the ladd family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the ladd family history?The Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain were the first to use the name of ladd. The name had a practical origin since it came from when its initial bearer worked as a person who worked as a servant or a page. This surname was originally derived from the Old English word Ladde, an English occupational name for a servant.
Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name ladd include Ladd, Ladde, Laddey, Ladds, Lade, Ladey, Laddy and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our ladd research. Another 246 words(18 lines of text) covering the year 1100 is included under the topic Early ladd History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early ladd Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the ladd family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 118 words(8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name ladd or a variant listed above:
ladd Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
ladd Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
ladd Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The ladd Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The ladd Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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