laddie History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The ancient name of laddie finds its origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It comes from a name for 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.   Conversely, another source claims that name was derived differently as "in Old English and Scotch, a lade means a canal or duct for water. "  In this latter scenario, the name would have been again an occupational name for one who works or lives near a canal.
Early Origins of the laddie family
The surname laddie 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.  The Hundredorum Rolls of lists: Roger Ladde in Huntingdonshire and Thomas Ladde in Cambridgeshire. 
Early History of the laddie family
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laddie Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the laddie family name include Ladd, Ladde, Laddey, Ladds, Lade, Ladey, Laddy and others.
Early Notables of the laddie family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the laddie family to Ireland
Some of the laddie family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the laddie family
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the laddie surname or a spelling variation of the name include : Daniel Ladd, who settled in Salem in 1633; John Ladd, who settled in Virginia in 1653; Charles and Michael Laddy, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1867.
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- ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
- ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
- ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.