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The surname Waldroup was first found in Sussex at Waldron, a parish, in the union of Uckfield, hundred of Shiplake, rape of Pevensey.  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. 
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Waldroup has appeared include Waldron, Walrond, Walrand, Waldren, Waldrond and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Waldroup research. Another 191 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1412, 1422, 1640, 1615, 1689, 1683, 1650 and 1730 are included under the topic Early Waldroup History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 117 words (8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Waldroup Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Waldroup family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 31 words (2 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Waldroup arrived in North America very early:
Waldroup Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
The Waldroup Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Waldroup 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.
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