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The history of the Wadingman family name begins after the Norman Conquest of 1066. They lived in Lincolnshire at Wadingham.

Wadingman Early Origins



The surname Wadingman was first found in Lincolnshire where Gocelin Fitz Lambert was granted the lands of Wadingham by the Bishop of Bayeux.

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Wadingman Spelling Variations


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Wadingman Spelling Variations



Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Wadingman family name include Waddingham, Wadingham, Wadham and others.

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Wadingman Early History


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Wadingman Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wadingman research. Another 159 words (11 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Wadingman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wadingman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wadingman Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Wadingman Notables 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



To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Wadingman family to immigrate North America: George Wadham who settled in Virginia in 1663; Richard Wadham settled in Barbados in 1685; Phillip Waddingham settled in Virginia in 1654.

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