The name Wadderhose was brought to England
by the Normans
when they conquered the country in 1066. The ancestors of the Wadderhose 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 Wadderhose family
The surname Wadderhose 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 Wadderhose family
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Wadderhose Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, Anglo-Norman surnames like Wadderhose are characterized by many spelling variations
. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages such as Norman French and Latin, even literate people regularly changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Wadderhose include Watehouse, Waterhouse and others.
Early Notables of the Wadderhose family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Wadderhose family to Ireland
Some of the Wadderhose family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 37 words (3 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 Wadderhose family to the New World and Oceana
Faced with the chaos present in England
at that time, many English families looked towards the open frontiers of the New World with its opportunities to escape oppression and starvation. People migrated to North America, as well as Australia
in droves, paying exorbitant rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, but those who did see the shores of North America were welcomed with great opportunity. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America carried the name Wadderhose, or a variant listed above: 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 Wadderhose 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.