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.
Early Origins of the Waldick family
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.
Early History of the Waldick family
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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.
Early Notables of the Waldick family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Waldick family to the New World and Oceana
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..