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The name Waddington reached English shores for the first time with the ancestors of the Waddington family as they migrated following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Waddington family lived in Yorkshire, at Wadding. This was a local name, derived from the place-name Wadding. In general, local names were adopted by families when they moved to another area. This distinguished them from other people that had the same name. As people began moving closer together, it became more important to be able to identify people from one another.

Waddington Early Origins



The surname Waddington was first found in Yorkshire where they were Lords of the manor of Waddington, and held a family seat from early times, and granted lands by William the Conqueror for their assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066.

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Waddington Spelling Variations


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Waddington Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Waddington include Waddington, Waddleton, Waddingworth and others.

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Waddington Early History


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Waddington Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Waddington research. Another 176 words (13 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Waddington History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Waddington Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Waddington Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Waddington Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Waddington In Ireland


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Waddington In Ireland



Some of the Waddington family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 98 words (7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



In England at this time, the uncertainty of the political and religious environment of the time caused many families to board ships for distant British colonies in the hopes of finding land and opportunity, and escaping persecution. The voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, though, and many arrived in North America sick, starved, and destitute. Those who did make it, however, were greeted with greater opportunities and freedoms that they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Early immigration records have shown some of the first Waddingtons to arrive on North American shores:

Waddington Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Hannah Waddington who settled in Virginia in 1635
  • Hanna Waddington, aged 16, landed in Virginia in 1635
  • Hannah Waddington, who arrived in Virginia in 1636
  • Ralph Waddington settled in Virginia in 1653
  • Ralph Waddington, who landed in Virginia in 1653
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Waddington Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Joshua Waddington, who arrived in New York in 1785
  • Henry Waddington, who landed in New York in 1785

Waddington Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Waddington settled in New York in 1823
  • Mr. Waddington, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850

Waddington Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Boris Waddington U.E. who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Waddington Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Sam Waddington, who arrived in Victoria, British Columbia in 1862

Waddington Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Waddington, English convict from York, who was transported aboard the "Adelaide" on August 08, 1849, settling in Van Diemen's Land and Port Phillip, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 17) Adelaide voyage to Van Diemen's Land and Port Phillip, Australia in 1849 with 303 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adelaide/1849

Waddington Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William Waddington, aged 23, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Arethusa" in 1879

Waddington Settlers in New Zealand in the 20th Century

  • Edward Waddington, aged 22, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "S. S. Waimana" in 1926

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Contemporary Notables of the name Waddington (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Waddington (post 1700)



  • John A. Waddington (1911-1981), American Democratic Party politician, New Jersey State Senator (1956-1968)
  • John Waddington, English musician best known as the guitarist for The Pop Group
  • John Ernest Walter Waddington (1910-1995), English cricketer who played for Essex in 1931
  • The Very Rev John Albert Henry Waddington MBE, TD, MA (1910-1994), English Provost of St Edmundsbury from 1958 to 1976
  • John Waddington (1810-1880), English Congregational divine
  • Abraham "Abe" Waddington (1893-1959), English professional cricketer for Yorkshire, who played in two Test matches for England
  • Sir David Charles Waddington (b. 1929), Baron Waddington, a Conservative English politician in the United Kingdom
  • Leslie Waddington (1934-2015), British art dealer and chairman of Waddington Custot Galleries, London
  • John Waddington, British co-founder of Waddingtons, a publisher of card and board games in the 19th century, later became a brand of Hasbro
  • John Waddington (b. 1938), former Australian rules footballer who played with North Melbourne (1958-1966)
  • ... (Another 5 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 17) Adelaide voyage to Van Diemen's Land and Port Phillip, Australia in 1849 with 303 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adelaide/1849

Other References

  1. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  2. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  4. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  5. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  6. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  7. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  8. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  10. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  11. ...

The Waddington Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Waddington Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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