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The surname Waldron was first found in Sussex at Waldron, a parish, in the union of Uckfield, hundred of Shiplake, rape of Pevensey. [1] The place name dates back to the Domesday Book of 1086 where Iohannes filius Waleranni, Galerami was first listed. Richard Walram was listed in the Feet of Fines for Essex in 1262 and Robert Waldrond was listed in the Subsidy Rolls of Worcestershire in 1275. The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 lists Matilda Walrond in Warwickshire. [2]

Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Waldron include Waldron, Walrond, Walrand, Waldren, Waldrond and others.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Waldron research. Another 191 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1412, 1422, 1640, 1615, 1689, 1683, 1650 and 1730 are included under the topic Early Waldron History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 117 words (8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Waldron Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the Waldron family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 31 words (2 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Waldron were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:

Waldron Settlers in United States in the 17th Century


  • Alexander Waldron, who came to New Hampshire in 1630
  • Isaac, William and Richard Waldron, who settled in Rhode Island in 1630
  • Edward Waldron, who arrived in Boston in 1630
  • Richard Waldron, who landed in New England in 1635
  • William Waldron, who landed in New England in 1640


Waldron Settlers in United States in the 18th Century


  • Elizabeth Waldron, a bonded passenger, who came to America in 1736
  • Edward Waldron, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1740

Waldron Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • Thomas Waldron, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1816
  • Benjamin Waldron, aged 31, arrived in New York in 1828
  • Michael B Waldron, who landed in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1840
  • Patrick Waldron, who arrived in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1851
  • A Waldron, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851

Waldron Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century


  • Henry Waldron, who landed in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1749
  • J. Waldron of Poole, in Dorset, who came to Fortune Bay, Newfoundland, in 1784

Waldron Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century


  • Henry Waldron, English convict from Worcester, who was transported aboard the "Argyle" on March 5th, 1831, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Austraila
  • Thomas Waldron a labourer, arrived in Kangaroo Island aboard the ship "John Pirie" in 1836
  • William Waldron arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Bolton" in 1848

Waldron Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century


  • Jacob Waldron arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Owen Glendowner" in 1864
  • Mary Anne Waldron arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Owen Glendowner" in 1864
  • Alfred Waldron arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Owen Glendowner" in 1864
  • Reuben Waldron arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Owen Glendowner" in 1864
  • Susan Waldron arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Owen Glendowner" in 1864


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  • William B. Waldron, American politician, Representative from New York 3rd District, 1896
  • W. E. Waldron, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arizona, 1940, 1944, 1948 (alternate)
  • W. C. Waldron, American politician, Member of South Dakota State House of Representatives 32nd District, 1891-92; Independent Candidate for Presidential Elector for South Dakota, 1892
  • Tobias T. E. Waldron, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Albany County, 1835
  • Samuel M. Waldron, American Republican politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Bridgewater, 1908
  • Robert E. Waldron (b. 1920), American Republican politician, Member of Michigan State House of Representatives, 1955-70; Speaker of the Michigan State House of Representatives, 1967-68
  • Richard L. Waldron, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from California, 1996 (41st District), 2002 (42nd District); Presidential Elector for California, 1996
  • Lafayette Balch Waldron (b. 1854), American Republican politician, Member of Maine State House of Representatives, 1907; Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Maine, 1912
  • Ray Waldron, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 2004
  • Karl E. Waldron, American Republican politician, Candidate for New Hampshire State House of Representatives from Newport, 1938

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  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)

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  2. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  3. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  6. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  8. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  9. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  10. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
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