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The Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain were the first to use the name of ladd. The name had a practical origin since it came from when its initial bearer worked as a person who worked as a servant or a page. This surname was originally derived from the Old English word Ladde, an English occupational name for a servant. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
[2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
Conversely, another source claims that name was derived differently as "in Old English and Scotch, a lade means a canal or duct for water. " [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
In this latter scenario, the name would have been again an occupational name for one who works or lives near a canal.

ladd Early Origins



The surname ladd was first found in Somerset where Godric Ladda was one of the first records of the name c. 1100. Later Richard Ladde was listed in Northumberland c. 1175 and Walter le Ladd was listed in Kent. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
The Hundredorum Rolls of lists: Roger Ladde in Huntingdonshire and Thomas Ladde in Cambridgeshire. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

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ladd Spelling Variations


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ladd Spelling Variations



Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name ladd include Ladd, Ladde, Laddey, Ladds, Lade, Ladey, Laddy and others.

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ladd Early History


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ladd Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our ladd research. Another 75 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 166 and 1664 are included under the topic Early ladd History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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ladd Early Notables (pre 1700)


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ladd Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early ladd Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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ladd In Ireland


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ladd In Ireland



Some of the ladd family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 45 words (3 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



Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name ladd or a variant listed above:

ladd Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Daniel Ladd, who settled in Salem in 1633
  • Daniel Ladd, who arrived in America in 1633
  • John Ladd, who settled in Virginia in 1653
  • Jon Ladd, who arrived in Virginia in 1653
  • Marrnaduke Ladd, who landed in Virginia in 1657
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

ladd Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Edward Ladd, who landed in Virginia in 1711

ladd Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William F Ladd, who landed in New York, NY in 1844
  • Samuel S Ladd, who arrived in Mississippi in 1848

ladd Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Lydia Ladd, aged 23, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Hyderabad"

ladd Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Ladd, aged 25, arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Oriental" in 1840
  • Eliza Ladd, aged 25, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Lloyds" in 1842
  • Ellen Ladd, aged 5, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Lloyds" in 1842
  • Ann Ladd, aged 4, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Lloyds" in 1842
  • Frederick Ladd, aged 2, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Lloyds" in 1842
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name ladd (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name ladd (post 1700)



  • Brigadier-General Jesse Amos Ladd (1887-1957), American Member of Army Ground Force Board No. 3 (1946-1947)
  • Jordan Elizabeth Ladd (b. 1975), American actress
  • George Ladd (d. 1869), American Private in the Union Army, Medal of Honor recipient for his actions in the American Civil War
  • Donna Ladd (b. 1961), American investigative journalist
  • Diane Ladd (b. 1935), American actress, film director, producer, and author
  • Cheryl Ladd (b. 1951), American actress, singer, and author
  • Alan Walbridge Ladd (1913-1964), American film actor, probably best remembered for his role in Shane (1953)
  • Edwin Fremont Ladd (1859-1925), American chemist and politician
  • George Trumbull Ladd (1842-1921), American philosopher and psychologist
  • William Ladd (1778-1841), American philanthropist and peace advocate
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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ladd Historic Events


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ladd Historic Events




HMS Hood

  • Mr. Charles J Ladd (b. 1920), English Stoker 2nd Class serving for the Royal Navy from West Ham, London, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

HMS Repulse

  • Mr. Clifford Frederick Ladd (b. 1903), English Chief Ordnance Artificer from Plymouth, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and died during the sinking

RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. Owen Ladd, Canadian 2nd Class passenger from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking

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Suggested Readings for the name ladd


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Suggested Readings for the name ladd



  • One Ladd's Family by Ruth Kline Ladd.

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  2. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  3. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.

Other References

  1. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  3. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  4. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  6. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  7. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  9. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  10. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  11. ...

The ladd Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The ladd 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.

This page was last modified on 30 November 2016 at 11:44.

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