The Wadey surname comes from a Scandinavian personal name
, which came from the Old Norse "Valþiófr," composed of the elements "val" meaning "battle," and "þiofr," or "thief."
Early Origins of the Wadey family
The surname Wadey was first found in Roxburghshire
where they had been Lords of the manor of Waldeve, near Kelso, from ancient times.
Early History of the Wadey family
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Wadey Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Waldie, Waddy, Waddie, Waldy, Waitho, Waltho and others.
Early Notables of the Wadey family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Wadey family to Ireland
Some of the Wadey family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Wadey family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Wadey Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Agnes Wadey, aged 23, who landed in America from London, in 1904
- Montague Matthew Wadey, aged 23, who emigrated to the United States from Wealdstone, England, in 1912
- Walter J. Wadey, aged 24, who emigrated to the United States, in 1920
- Percy Wadey, aged 25, who settled in America, in 1921
Wadey Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Charles Wadey, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Morley" in 1840 CITATION[CLOSE]
State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) MORLEY 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Morley.htm
Contemporary Notables of the name Wadey (post 1700)
- Alan Nigel Charles Wadey (b. 1950), former English cricketer
The Wadey 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 Translation: Faithful.