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Wadley Early Origins



The surname Wadley was first found in Inverness-shire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Inbhir Nis) divided between the present day Scottish Council Areas of Highland and Western Isles, and consisting of a large northern mainland area and various island areas off the west coast, the shire was anciently both a Pictish and Norwegian stronghold, where they are believed to be descended from John Biset, son of Henry Biset, Lord of Cany in Normandy, who became a Norman Lord of the Aird at Bewley near Inverness. However, there seems to be no evidence of the existence of "Wardlaws of the Ilk." There is a place named Wardlaw, near Beauly which has existed as early as 1210 when it was recorded as Wardelaue. As far the surname goes, Henricus de Wardlaw, was the first on record to use the name. He received a charter from Robert the Bruce in 1330, for half of the Barony of Wiltone in Roxburghshire. Wardlow is a parish and linear village in the Derbyshire Dales and within the parish lies Warlow Mires, a small hamlet. The parish has always had a rather small population as seen in a census in the late 1800s showing only 171 people. The parish dates back to 1258 when it was listed as Wardelawe, and literally meant "watch or look-out hill" derived from the Old English weard + hlaw [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

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Wadley Spelling Variations


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Wadley Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Wardlaw, Wardlawe, Wardlow, Wadlow, Wadley and others.

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Wadley Early History


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Wadley Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wadley research. Another 167 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1358, 1661, 1612, 1617, 1621, 1565, 1637, 1677, 1727, 1387 and 1440 are included under the topic Early Wadley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wadley Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wadley Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 41 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Wadley Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wadley In Ireland


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Wadley In Ireland



Some of the Wadley family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 107 words (8 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:

Wadley Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Wadley, who arrived in Virginia in 1661
  • Robert Wadley, who landed in New England in 1684

Wadley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Wm. G. Wadley, aged 22, who landed in America, in 1894
  • Gertrude Wadley, aged 57, who landed in America, in 1896

Wadley Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Eliz. C. Wadley, aged 66, who landed in America, in 1904
  • Horace Robert Wadley, aged 36, who settled in America from Wivenhoe, in 1904
  • Rupert H. Wadley, aged 26, who landed in America from Rorwhedge, Essex, in 1905
  • Horace Wadley, aged 37, who landed in America from Ipwich, in 1906
  • Norah Madge Wadley, aged 20, who settled in America from London, England, in 1907
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Wadley (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Wadley (post 1700)



  • Marie L. Wadley (1906-2009), American co-founder of the Five Civilized Tribes Museum in Muskogee, Oklahoma
  • Veronica Judith Colleton Wadley (b. 1952), British journalist, former editor of London's Evening Standard (2002 to 2009)
  • John Borland "Jock" Wadley (1914-1981), English journalist
  • Trevor Lloyd Wadley (1920-1981), South African electrical engineer, best known for his development of the Wadley Loop circuit, recipient of the Frank P. Brown Medal (1970)

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Wadley Historic Events


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Wadley Historic Events




HMS Repulse

  • Mr. Alfred John Wadley, British Sergeant, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking

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Motto


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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: Familias firmat pietas
Motto Translation: Piety strengthens families.


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Wadley Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

Other References

  1. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
  2. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  3. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  4. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  6. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  10. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
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The Wadley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wadley 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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