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Where did the Scottish Waddle family come from? What is the Scottish Waddle family crest and coat of arms? When did the Waddle family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Waddle family history?

The surname Waddle comes from the place named Wedale, in the parish of Stow, near Edinburgh. As such it is a habitation name, a category of surnames derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.


Spelling variations of this family name include: Waddel, Waddell, Waddle, Weddel, Weddell, Weddle and many more.

First found in Midlothian, where they had held territories at Wedale in the parish of Stow from ancient times.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Waddle research. Another 378 words(27 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1327, 1372, and 1600 are included under the topic Early Waddle History in all our PDF Extended History products.


More information is included under the topic Early Waddle Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the Waddle family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 85 words(6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Waddle Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century

  • George Waddle, who arrived in Maryland in 1654
  • William Waddle, who arrived in Maryland in 1662
  • Thomas Waddle, who landed in Maryland in 1670

Waddle Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century

  • Nicholas Waddle, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1828
  • John Waddle, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1842


  • G. Thomas Waddle (b. 1967), former American NFL football wide receiver
  • Christopher Roland "Chris" Waddle (b. 1960), English former footballer
  • Alan Waddle (b. 1954), former English football striker
  • Bryan Waddle (b. 1944), New Zealand-born sports broadcaster


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The Waddle Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Waddle 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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