lade History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The founding heritage of the lade family is in the Anglo-Saxon culture that once dominated in Britain. The name lade comes from when one of the family 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 lade family
The surname lade 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 lade family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our lade research. Another 38 words (3 lines of text) covering the years 166 and 1664 are included under the topic Early lade History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
lade Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. lade has been spelled many different ways, including Ladd, Ladde, Laddey, Ladds, Lade, Ladey, Laddy and others.
Early Notables of the lade family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the lade family to Ireland
Some of the lade 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.
lade migration to the United States +
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first lades to arrive in North America:
lade Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Robert Lade, aged 21, who landed in St Christopher in 1635 
- William Lade, who settled in Barbados in 1654
- William Lade, who landed in America in 1654-1679 
- Sarah Lade, who arrived in Virginia in 1657 
- Alice Lade, aged 21, who landed in America in 1686 
lade Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- James Lade, who arrived in Virginia in 1884 
lade migration to Australia +
Emigration to Australia
followed the First Fleets
of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:
lade Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- John Lade, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Glenswilly" in 1839 
Contemporary Notables of the name lade (post 1700) +
- Joseph Lade Pawsey (1908-1962), Australian engineer, radiophysicist, and radio astronomer, eponym of the Pawsey Medal
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.
- ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
- ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) GLENSWILLY 1839 (also called DAWSONS). Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Glenswilly.htm