The surname Webdell 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.
Early Origins of the Webdell family
The surname Webdell was first found in Midlothian
, where they had held territories at Wedale in the parish of Stow from ancient times.
Early History of the Webdell family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Webdell research.Another 140 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1296, 1296, 1327, 1372, 1600, 1583, 1642, 1617, 1621 and are included under the topic Early Webdell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Webdell Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Waddel, Waddell, Waddle, Weddel, Weddell, Weddle and many more.
Early Notables of the Webdell family (pre 1700)
Notable among the family at this time was John Weddell (1583-1642), sea-captain who in 1617 was master's mate of the East India Company's ship Dragon. "In April 1621 he sailed from England
as captain of the Jonas, with three other... Another 40 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Webdell Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Webdell family to Ireland
Some of the Webdell family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 51 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Webdell family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: James Waddel settled in Maine in 1745; William Waddell settled in San Francisco in 1852; Ralph Waddel settled in New York in 1811; Samuel Wadle settled in New York in 1823..