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Waddleton is one of the many new names that came to England following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Waddleton 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.

Waddleton Early Origins



The surname Waddleton 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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Waddleton Spelling Variations


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Waddleton Spelling Variations



Anglo-Norman names tend to be marked by an enormous number of spelling variations. This is largely due to the fact that Old and Middle English lacked any spelling rules when Norman French was introduced in the 11th century. The languages of the English courts at that time were French and Latin. These various languages mixed quite freely in the evolving social milieu. The final element of this mix is that medieval scribes spelled words according to their sounds rather than any definite rules, so a name was often spelled in as many different ways as the number of documents it appeared in. The name was spelled Waddington, Waddleton, Waddingworth and others.

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Waddleton Early History


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Waddleton Early History



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

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Waddleton Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Waddleton Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Waddleton In Ireland


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Waddleton In Ireland



Some of the Waddleton 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Waddleton Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • John Waddleton settled in St. John's Newfoundland in 1789 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

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Waddleton Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

Other References

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  2. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  3. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  5. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  6. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  9. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
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The Waddleton Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Waddleton 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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