Norman Conquest of England of 1066. The Wadingham family lived in Lincolnshire at Wadingham.
Early Origins of the Wadingham family
Lincolnshire where Gocelin Fitz Lambert was granted the lands of Wadingham by the Bishop of Bayeux.
Early History of the Wadingham family
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Wadingham Spelling Variations
spelling variations. When the Normans became the ruling people of England in the 11th century, they introduced a new language into a society where the main languages of Old and later Middle English had no definite spelling rules. These languages were more often spoken than written, so they blended freely with one another. Contributing to this mixing of tongues was the fact that medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, ensuring that a person's name would appear differently in nearly every document in which it was recorded. The name has been spelled Waddingham, Wadingham, Wadham and others.
Early Notables of the Wadingham family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Wadingham family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that plagued their homeland made the frontiers of the New World an attractive prospect. Thousands migrated, aboard cramped disease-ridden ships. They arrived sick, poor, and hungry, but were welcomed in many cases with far greater opportunity than at home in England. Many of these hardy settlers went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Among early immigrants bearing the name Wadingham or a variant listed above were:
Wadingham Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
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