Waade is an ancient Anglo-Saxon
surname that came from the given name Wade. Waade is a patronymic
surname, which belongs to the category of hereditary surnames
. Many patronyms were formed when a son used his father's personal name
as a surname, while others came from the personal names of famous religious and secular figures. In this case, the surname would have come from the personal name of the father, or another ancestor of the bearer. Another derivation of this surname comes from the Old English word (ge)wæd,
which means to wade,
and would have been given to someone who lived near a ford.
Members of the Waade family were in Durham
, at Hilton Castle, since the early Middle Ages.
Early Origins of the Waade family
The surname Waade was first found in Durham
where they held a family seat
at Hilton Castle from very ancient times.
Early History of the Waade family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Waade research.Another 169 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1608, 1673, 1748, 1745, 1666, 1718, 1683, 1685 and are included under the topic Early Waade History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Waade Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Waade has been recorded under many different variations, including Wade, Waide, Waid and others.
Early Notables of the Waade family (pre 1700)
Notables of this surname at this time include: George Wade (1673-1748) soldier, who after the Jacobite
rebellion, constructed a system of military roads and stone bridges, the latter became known as "Wade" bridges. During the Jacobite
Rising of 1745, he was commander-in-chief of King George II's forces. On the infamous side... Another 75 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Waade Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Waade family to Ireland
Some of the Waade family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 87 words (6 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 Waade family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Waade or a variant listed above: Edward Wade who settled in Conception Harbour in Newfoundland; Patrick Wade settled in Trinity in Newfoundland in 1792; Richard Wade settled in Massachusetts, with his wife and daughter in 1635.