Addlo History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

In ancient Anglo-Saxon England, the ancestors of the Addlo surname lived near Hadlow, a place-name found in Kent and the West Riding of Yorkshire. The place-name Hadlow is derived from the Old English elements hæth, which meant heather, and hlaw, which meant small hill. The place-name as a whole means "small hill where the heather grows." The original bearers of the name probably lived on or near such a hill. [1]

Early Origins of the Addlo family

The surname Addlo was first found in Kent at Hadlow, a village in the Medway valley, near Tonbridge which dates back to the Domesday Book where it was listed as Haslow and was held by Richard de Tonebridge. [2] By 1235, the village was known as Hadlou. [1]

Hadlow Castle was built in the late 1780s and is now listed as a Grade I listed country house and tower. Hadlow Tower, known locally as May's Folly, is a Victorian Gothic tower, and one of the largest in Britain.

Early History of the Addlo family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Addlo research. Another 101 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1670, 1747, 1670, 1685, 1686, 1692, 1694, 1699, 1707, 1747 and 1748 are included under the topic Early Addlo History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Addlo Spelling Variations

It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Addlo are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Addlo include: Hadlow, Hadlo, Hadelow, Hadloe, Hadllow, Hadlowe, Hadlough and many more.

Early Notables of the Addlo family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include John de Hadlo of Kent, a distinguished landholder during the reign of Edward 1st. James Hadow (1670?-1747),was a Scottish controversial writer, born in the parish of Douglas, Lanarkshire, probably before 1670. We presume he is the same James Hadow who published two Latin theses at Utrecht in 1685 and 1686 respectively and was accordingly educated abroad...
Another 60 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Addlo Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Addlo family

Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Addlo or a variant listed above: Edea Hadelow, who came to Maryland in 1666 and Thomas Hadloe, also to Maryland, in 1667.



  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  2. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)


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