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The Anglo-Saxon name Wade comes from the given name Wade. Wade is a patronymic surname, which belongs to the category of hereditary surnames. Many patronyms were formed when a son used his father's personal name as a surname, while others came from the personal names of famous religious and secular figures. In this case, the surname would have come from the personal name of the father, or another ancestor of the bearer. Another derivation of this surname comes from the Old English word (ge)węd, which means to wade, and would have been given to someone who lived near a ford. Members of the Wade family were in Durham, at Hilton Castle, since the early Middle Ages.

Wade Early Origins



The surname Wade was first found in Durham where they held a family seat at Hilton Castle from very ancient times.

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Wade Spelling Variations


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Wade Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Wade were recorded, including Wade, Waide, Waid and others.

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Wade Early History


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Wade Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wade research. Another 169 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1608, 1673, 1748, 1745, 1666, 1718, 1683, 1685 and are included under the topic Early Wade History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wade Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wade Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of this surname at this time include George Wade (1673-1748) soldier, who after the Jacobite rebellion, constructed a system of military roads and stone bridges, the latter became known as "Wade" bridges. During the Jacobite Rising of 1745, he was commander-in-chief of King George II's forces. On the infamous side...

Another 75 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Wade Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wade In Ireland


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Wade In Ireland



Some of the Wade family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 87 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Wade family emigrate to North America:

Wade Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Jonathon Wade settled in Boston in 1632
  • Jonathan Wade, who arrived in America in 1632
  • Nicholas Wade, who arrived in Massachusetts in 1635
  • Robert Wade, aged 35, landed in St Christopher in 1635
  • George Wade settled in Virginia in 1635
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Wade Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Anne Wade, who landed in Virginia in 1714
  • Dyer Wade, who arrived in Virginia in 1714
  • Edward Wade, who landed in Georgia in 1734
  • Johanna Wade, who arrived in Delaware in 1746
  • James Wade, who landed in Mississippi in 1798

Wade Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Wade, who landed in New York in 1801
  • Patrick Wade, aged 20, landed in New York in 1812
  • Nathan Wade, who arrived in Texas in 1835
  • Thomas Wade, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1847
  • Mary Wade, aged 22, landed in New York in 1854
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Wade Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • William B Wade, who arrived in Mississippi in 1900
  • Joseph Wade, who landed in Arkansas in 1906

Wade Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Thomas Wade U.E. born in Rhode Island, USA who settled in Kings County, New Brunswick c. 1783 passenger aboard the Union Transport, was a Farmer [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Patrick Wade settled in Trinity in Newfoundland in 1792 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

Wade Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Francis Wade, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1802
  • Edward Wade who settled in Conception Harbour, Newfoundland [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

Wade Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Wade, English convict from Norfolk, who was transported aboard the "Adamant" on March 16, 1821, settling in New South Wales, Australia [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Adamant voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1821 with 144 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adamant/1821
  • Robert Wade, English convict from Suffolk, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on October 22nd, 1824, settling in New South Wales, Australia [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1824 with 9 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1824
  • Samuel Wade, English convict from Lincoln, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on October 22nd, 1824, settling in New South Wales, Australia [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1824 with 9 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1824
  • John Wade arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Katherine Stewart Forbes" in 1839 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) KATHERINE STEWART FORBES 1837 arrived Holdfast Bay, near Adelaide, on October 17, 1837. . Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837KatherineStewartForbes.htm
  • Heny Wade arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Childe Harold" in 1849
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Wade Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • W Richard Wade landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1840
  • George Wade landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
  • John Wade landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840 aboard the ship Integrity
  • Mary Ann Wade, aged 30, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Aurora" in 1840
  • Isaac Wade landed in Tamaki, Auckland, New Zealand in 1843
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Wade (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Wade (post 1700)



  • William James "Bill" Wade (1930-2016), American football quarterback
  • Henry Wade (1914-2001), Texas lawyer and lead defendant in Roe v. Wade
  • Corey Nathaniel Wade (b. 1983), American professional baseball relief pitcher
  • Benjamin Wade (1800-1878), American lawyer and United States Senator from Ohio
  • Jeptha Homer Wade (1811-1890), American industrialist, philanthropist, founder of Western Union Telegraph
  • Thomas Wade (1805-1875), English poet and dramatist
  • Harry Arthur Wade (1928-2016), Canadian basketball player at the 1952 Summer Olympics
  • Sir Charles Gregory Wade (1863-1922), Australian politician, Premier of New South Wales from 1907 to 1910
  • Robert Graham Wade (1921-2008), New Zealand chess player and author, winner of the New Zealand Chess Championship in 1944, 1945 and 1948
  • Mary Wade (1928-2005), Australian paleontologist
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Wade Historic Events


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Wade Historic Events




HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Richard Beswick Wade, British Marine, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking

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Suggested Readings for the name Wade


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Suggested Readings for the name Wade



  • Pushed Back to Strength: A Black Woman's Journey Home by Gloria Wade-Gayles.
  • Wade-Waid-Waide by Ophelia Richardson.

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Wade Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  2. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  3. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Adamant voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1821 with 144 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adamant/1821
  4. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1824 with 9 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1824
  5. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) KATHERINE STEWART FORBES 1837 arrived Holdfast Bay, near Adelaide, on October 17, 1837. . Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837KatherineStewartForbes.htm

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  3. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  4. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  5. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  6. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  7. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  8. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
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  10. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
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The Wade Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wade 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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