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Waide History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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The name Waide is of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from the given name Wade. Waide 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)wæd, which means to wade, and would have been given to someone who lived near a ford. Members of the Waide family were in Durham, at Hilton Castle, since the early Middle Ages.

Early Origins of the Waide family

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

Early History of the Waide family

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Waide Spelling Variations

Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Waide include Wade, Waide, Waid and others.

Early Notables of the Waide family (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...
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Migration of the Waide family to Ireland

Some of the Waide family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Waide family to the New World and Oceana

A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: Edward Wade who settled in Conception Harbour in Newfoundland; Patrick Wade settled in Trinity in Newfoundland in 1792; Richard Wade settled in Massachusetts, with his wife and daughter in 1635.

Contemporary Notables of the name Waide (post 1700)

  • F. L. "Ben" Waide (b. 1963), American politician, Member of the Kentucky House of Representatives (2011-)
  • Scott Waide (b. 1977), New Zealand former cricketer who played three first-class matches for Otago in 2001
  • Eoin Waide, Irish footballer who plays Gaelic football with his local club Naomh Conaill

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