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Waid is a name of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from the given name Wade. Waid is a patronymic surname, which belongs to the category of hereditary surnames. Many patronyms were formed when a son used his father's personal name as a surname, while others came from the personal names of famous religious and secular figures. In this case, the surname would have come from the personal name of the father, or another ancestor of the bearer. Another derivation of this surname comes from the Old English word (ge)węd, which means to wade, and would have been given to someone who lived near a ford. Members of the Waid family were in Durham, at Hilton Castle, since the early Middle Ages.

Waid Early Origins



The surname Waid was first found in Durham where they held a family seat at Hilton Castle from very ancient times.

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Waid Spelling Variations


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Waid Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Waid have been found, including Wade, Waide, Waid and others.

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Waid Early History


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Waid Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Waid research. Another 169 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1608, 1673, 1748, 1745, 1666, 1718, 1683, 1685 and are included under the topic Early Waid History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Waid Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Waid Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of this surname at this time include George Wade (1673-1748) soldier, who after the Jacobite rebellion, constructed a system of military roads and stone bridges, the latter became known as "Wade" bridges. During the Jacobite Rising of 1745, he was commander-in-chief of King George II's forces. On the infamous side...

Another 75 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Waid Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Waid In Ireland


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Waid In Ireland



Some of the Waid family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 87 words (6 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



Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Waid, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were :

Waid Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Edw Waid, who arrived in Virginia in 1663

Waid Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Henry Waid, who landed in Mobile, Ala in 1857

Waid Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Richard Waid, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1833

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    2. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    3. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    5. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    6. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    7. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    8. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    9. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    10. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
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    The Waid Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Waid 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.

    This page was last modified on 28 October 2013 at 14:56.

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