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The surname Waddle comes from the place named Wedale, in the parish of Stow, near Edinburgh. As such it is a habitation name, a category of surnames derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

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The surname Waddle was first found in Midlothian, where they had held territories at Wedale in the parish of Stow from ancient times.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Waddel, Waddell, Waddle, Weddel, Weddell, Weddle and many more.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Waddle research. Another 378 words (27 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1327, 1372, and 1600 are included under the topic Early Waddle History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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

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Some of the Waddle family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 85 words (6 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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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Waddle Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • George Waddle, who arrived in Maryland in 1654
  • William Waddle, who arrived in Maryland in 1662
  • Thomas Waddle, who landed in Maryland in 1670

Waddle Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Nicholas Waddle, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1828
  • John Waddle, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1842

Waddle Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • James Waddle, aged 21, a laburer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the ship "John & Mary" from Belfast, Ireland
  • Elizabeth Waddle, aged 18, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the ship "John & Mary" from Belfast, Ireland

Waddle Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • George Waddle, aged 28, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Medina"
  • Alexander Waddle, aged 22, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Medina"
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  • Gregory Thomas Waddle (b. 1967), former American NFL football player, current co-host of "Waddle and Silvy" on ESPN 1000
  • Christopher Roland "Chris" Waddle (b. 1960), English former professional footballer, manager and current Football commentator, member of the England U21 and England National Teams (1984-1991)
  • Bryan Waddle (b. 1948), New Zealand-born sports broadcaster, "The voice of New Zealand cricket"
  • Alan Waddle (b. 1954), former English footballer who played from 1971 to 1993
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    Other References

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    2. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    3. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
    4. 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).
    5. Scarlett, James D. Tartan The Highland Textile. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0-85683-120-4).
    6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    8. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    10. Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
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