Waddehouse is one of the names that was brought to England
in the wave of migration following the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Waddehouse family lived in Lincolnshire
, at Waterhouse.
This place-name indicates that the original bearer lived in a house located near a body of water.
Early Origins of the Waddehouse family
The surname Waddehouse was first found in Lincolnshire
where Guy de Craon held the lands of Kirton from Count Alan at the time of the Norman Conquest
in 1066. His successor was known as Ab Aquae Domo or Sir Gilbert Waterhouse. CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
Early History of the Waddehouse family
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Waddehouse Spelling Variations
Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Waddehouse family name include Watehouse, Waterhouse and others.
Early Notables of the Waddehouse family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Waddehouse family to Ireland
Some of the Waddehouse family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 63 words (4 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 Waddehouse family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Waddehouse family to immigrate North America: Joe Waterhouse who settled in Virginia in 1622; Samuel Waterhouse settled in Virginia in 1642; William Waterhouse settled in Virginia in 1654; John Waterhouse settled in Philadelphia in 1820.
The Waddehouse 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 vincit omnia
Motto Translation: Truth Conquers All.