Early Origins of the Waddon family
The surname Waddon was first found in Buckinghamshire
at Whaddon, a parish, in the union of Winslow, hundred
of Cottesloe. " A small priory of Benedictine monks, in honour of St. Leonard, was founded in this parish, at Snelleshall, prior to the time of Henry III., by Ralph Martel." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
The place dates back to Saxon times when it was first listed as Hwaetaedun (966-975.) By the time of the Domesday Book of 1086, the place name was known as Wadone. Whaddon is also located in Cambridgeshire and Wiltshire, near Salisbury. All places share the same meaning: "hill where wheat is grown." CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
The earliest record of the family was in 1182, when William of Whadden held estates in Buckinghamshire. CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
Early History of the Waddon family
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Waddon Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Whadden, Waddon, Whaddon, Whaddan, Waddan, Wadden and others.
Early Notables of the Waddon family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Waddon family to Ireland
Some of the Waddon family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Waddon family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: settlers, who arrived along the eastern seaboard, from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands.