laddy History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The laddy family name dates back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. The name comes from when an early member 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] [2] 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] 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 laddy family

The surname laddy 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] The Hundredorum Rolls of lists: Roger Ladde in Huntingdonshire and Thomas Ladde in Cambridgeshire. [2]

Early History of the laddy family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our laddy research. Another 38 words (3 lines of text) covering the years 166 and 1664 are included under the topic Early laddy History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

laddy Spelling Variations

laddy has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name laddy have been found, including Ladd, Ladde, Laddey, Ladds, Lade, Ladey, Laddy and others.

Early Notables of the laddy family (pre 1700)

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Ireland Migration of the laddy family to Ireland

Some of the laddy 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.


United States laddy migration to the United States +

In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first laddys to arrive on North American shores:

laddy Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Charles and Michael Laddy, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1867


  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.


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