Waldron History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Waldron family

The surname Waldron was first found in Sussex at Waldron, a parish, in the union of Uckfield, hundred of Shiplake, rape of Pevensey. [1]

The place name dates back to the Domesday Book of 1086 where Iohannes filius Waleranni, Galerami was first listed. Richard Walram was listed in the Feet of Fines for Essex in 1262 and Robert Waldrond was listed in the Subsidy Rolls of Worcestershire in 1275. The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 lists Matilda Walrond in Warwickshire [2] and Walarinus de Cartone. [3]

Early History of the Waldron family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Waldron research. Another 96 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1412, 1422, 1640, 1615, 1689, 1683, 1650, 1730, 1690 and 1730 are included under the topic Early Waldron History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Waldron Spelling Variations

Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Waldron include Waldron, Walrond, Walrand, Waldren, Waldrond and others.

Early Notables of the Waldron family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include Sir John Walrond of Wiltshire; Major Richard Waldron (Waldern, Walderne) (1615-1689), English settler and magistrate to colonial Dover, New Hampshire from Alcester, Warwickshire rising to become Chief Justice for New Hampshire in 1683, later killed viciously in the Cocheco...
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Ireland Migration of the Waldron family to Ireland

Some of the Waldron family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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United States Waldron migration to the United States +

Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Waldron were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:

Waldron Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Alexander Waldron, who settled in New Hampshire in 1630
  • Isaac, William and Richard Waldron, who, who settled in Rhode Island in 1630
  • Edward Waldron, who arrived in Boston in 1630
  • Richard Waldron, who landed in New England in 1635 [4]
  • William Waldron, who landed in New England in 1640 [4]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Waldron Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Elizabeth Waldron, a bonded passenger, who settled in America in 1736
  • Edward Waldron, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1740
Waldron Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Thomas Waldron, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1816 [4]
  • Benjamin Waldron, aged 31, who arrived in New York in 1828 [4]
  • Michael B Waldron, who landed in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1840 [4]
  • Patrick Waldron, who arrived in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1851 [4]
  • A Waldron, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851 [4]

Canada Waldron migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Waldron Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Henry Waldron, who landed in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1749
  • J. Waldron of Poole, in Dorset, who settled in Fortune Bay, Newfoundland, in 1784 [5]
Waldron Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Miss. Alearnia Waldron, aged 5 who was emigrating through Grosse Isle Quarantine Station, Quebec aboard the ship "George" departing 13th April 1847 from Liverpool, England; the ship arrived on 12th June 1847 but she died on board [6]
  • Miss. Ann Waldron who was emigrating through Grosse Isle Quarantine Station, Quebec aboard the ship "George" departing 13th April 1847 from Liverpool, England; the ship arrived on 12th June 1847 but she died on board [6]

Australia Waldron migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Waldron Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Henry Waldron, English convict from Worcester, who was transported aboard the "Argyle" on March 5th, 1831, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [7]
  • Thomas Waldron a labourer, who arrived in Kangaroo Island aboard the ship "John Pirie" in 1836 [8]
  • William Waldron, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Bolton" in 1848 [9]
  • Mr. William Waldron, (b. 1851), aged 32, Cornish joiner travelling aboard the ship "Illwarra" arriving in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia on 29th July 1883 [10]
  • Mrs. Annie Waldron, (b. 1853), aged 30, Cornish settler travelling aboard the ship "Illwarra" arriving in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia on 29th July 1883 [10]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

New Zealand Waldron migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Waldron Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Beryl Waldron, Australian settler travelling from Hobart, Tasmania, Australia aboard the ship "Brazil Packet" arriving in New Zealand in 1833 [11]
  • Mr. John Waldron, British settler travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship "Evening Star" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand in 1858 [11]
  • Mrs. M. Sarah Waldron, British settler travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship "Evening Star" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand in 1858 [11]
  • Jacob Waldron, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Owen Glendowner" in 1864
  • Mary Anne Waldron, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Owen Glendowner" in 1864
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Waldron (post 1700) +

  • John Charles Waldron (1900-1942), United States Navy aviator, eponym of the USS Waldron (DD-699)
  • Malcolm Earl Waldron (1926-2002), American jazz pianist
  • Henry Waldron (1819-1880), American politician, U.S. congressman from Michigan
  • Charles D Waldron (1874-1946), American actor
  • Alfred Marpole Waldron (1865-1952), American politician, member of the United States House of Representatives for Pennsylvania
  • Cornelius H. Waldron, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Albany County, 1818-19 [12]
  • Claude Waldron, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Mississippi, 1960 [12]
  • Charles G. Waldron, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Hampshire, 1920; Mayor of Dover, New Hampshire, 1922-24 [12]
  • Alfred Marpole Waldron (1865-1952), American Republican politician, Presidential Elector for Pennsylvania, 1928; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 3rd District, 1933-35 [12]
  • Adolphus W. Waldron, American politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Essex County, 1859-60 [12]
  • ... (Another 30 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

HMAS Sydney II
  • Mr. Thomas Arthur Waldron (1922-1941), Australian Stoker 2nd Class from Williamstown, Victoria, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II and died in the sinking [13]


  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  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. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  5. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  6. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 98)
  7. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Argyle voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1831 with 251 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/argyle/1831
  8. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) John Pirie 1836. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1836JohnPirie.htm
  9. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BOLTON 1848. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1848Bolton.htm
  10. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 19). Emigrants to Australia NSW 1860 -88 [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/nsw_passenger_lists_1860_88.pdf
  11. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  12. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  13. ^ HMAS Sydney II, Finding Sydney Foundation - Roll of Honour. (Retrieved 2014, April 24) . Retrieved from http://www.findingsydney.com/roll.asp


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