ladds History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The history of the name ladds dates back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It is derived from a member of the family who 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.   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 ladds family
The surname ladds 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 ladds family
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ladds Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name ladds has undergone many spelling variations, including Ladd, Ladde, Laddey, Ladds, Lade, Ladey, Laddy and others.
Early Notables of the ladds family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the ladds family to Ireland
Some of the ladds 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.
ladds migration to Australia +
Emigration to Australia
followed the First Fleets
of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:
ladds Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- C. Ladds, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "John Woodall" in 1849 
Related Stories +
- ^ 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.
- ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) JOHN WOODALL 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849JohnWoodall.htm