Oade is a name that was brought to England
by the ancestors of the Oade family when they migrated with the great wave that followed the Norman Conquest
of 1066. Oade is a name for a on a heath, or perhaps in Hoath, in Kent
. The place-name and the surname are derived from the Old English word hoth
(with a long o), which means heath. The surname means "dweller at the heath," while the place-name means "place at the heath." Hoath was recorded as La Hathe at some point in the 13th century.
Early Origins of the Oade family
The surname Oade was first found in Sussex
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Oade family
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Oade Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years the English language had no fixed system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
occurred commonly in Anglo Norman surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Oade were recorded, including Hoad, Hoath, O'Hode, Oade, Oades, Oadt, Odo and others.
Early Notables of the Oade family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Oade family to Ireland
Some of the Oade family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 120 words (9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Oade family to the New World and Oceana
The unstable environment in England
at this time caused numerous families to board ships and leave in search of opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad in places like Ireland
, and particularly the New World. The voyage was extremely difficult, however, and only taken at great expense. The cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels caused many to arrive diseased and starving, not to mention destitute from the enormous cost. Still opportunity in the emerging nations of Canada and the United States was far greater than at home and many went on to make important contributions to the cultures of their adopted countries. An examination of many early immigration records reveals that people bearing the name Oade arrived in North America very early: John Hoadley who settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1632; Nicholas Hoad, who settled in New England
in 1680; as well as Martin Oadt, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1738..
Contemporary Notables of the name Oade (post 1700)
- Mitchell Oade, American Democrat politician, Candidate for supervisor of Lansing Township, Michigan, 1951 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 6) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
The Oade Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Veritas et patria
Motto Translation: Truth and faith.