The surname Wardill comes from the place named Wedale, in the parish of Stow, near Edinburgh. As such it is a habitation name, a category of surnames derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.
Early Origins of the Wardill family
The surname Wardill was first found in Midlothian
, where they had held territories at Wedale in the parish of Stow from ancient times.
Early History of the Wardill family
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Wardill Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Waddel, Waddell, Waddle, Weddel, Weddell, Weddle and many more.
Early Notables of the Wardill family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Wardill family to Ireland
Some of the Wardill family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 85 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Wardill family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: James Waddel settled in Maine in 1745; William Waddell settled in San Francisco in 1852; Ralph Waddel settled in New York in 1811; Samuel Wadle settled in New York in 1823..
Contemporary Notables of the name Wardill (post 1700)
- Emily Wardill (b. 1977), British filmmaker and performance artist
- Benjamin "Major" Wardill (1842-1917), Australian cricketer and cricket administrator
- Richard Wilson Wardill (1840-1873), Australian cricketer who played in ten first-class cricket matches
- Richard C. "Dick" Wardill (1872-1929), Australian rules footballer and coach who played with Melbourne Football Club (1897-1902), Melbourne Football Club captain in 1900