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Since the Anglo-Saxons had originally come from the German Rhineland, their language was similar to the dialect of that region. Thus the Anglo-Saxon and German name Waldick, both come from the same root words, from the Old High German "wald" for wood and "ecka" for corner or "eiche" for oak.

Waldick Early Origins



The surname Waldick was first found in Germany, where the descendents of Widukind III, Count of Schwalenberg (1116-37) named themselves for the Castle of Waldeck, acquired around 1150.

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Waldick Spelling Variations


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Waldick Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Waldick include Waldock, Waldeck, Walduck and others.

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Waldick Early History


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Waldick Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Waldick research. Another 31 words (2 lines of text) covering the years 1300 and 1379 are included under the topic Early Waldick History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Waldick Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Waldick Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Waldick Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: Mary Walduck, who married Thomas Rehoe in Barbados in 1736; William Waldock, who emigrated from Hertfordshire to Ontario in 1836; and Charles Waldock, who was recorded in the 1871 census in Ontario..

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    2. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    3. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    4. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    5. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    7. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    9. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    10. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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    The Waldick Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Waldick 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 29 September 2012 at 11:19.

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