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 Waldock, 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 Waldock family
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 Waldock family
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Waldock Spelling Variations
Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Waldock include Waldock, Waldeck, Walduck and others.
Early Notables of the Waldock family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Waldock family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Waldock Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
Waldock Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Waldock (post 1700)
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