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When the ancestors of the Wardle family emigrated to England following the Norman Conquest in 1066 they brought their family name with them. They lived in Cheshire, at the village of Wardle.

Wardle Early Origins



The surname Wardle was first found in Cheshire at Wardle, a township, in the parish of Bunbury, union of Nantwich, first division of the hundred of Eddisbury. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
The township dates back to the Domesday Book of 1086 when it was first listed as Warhelle. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
By 1184, the village was known as Wardle. Literally the place name means "watch or look-out hill," from the Old English words "weard" + "hyll." [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
There is also a village named Wardle in the Metropolitan Borough of Rochdale, in Greater Manchester and this village dates back to c. 1193 when it was first listed as Wardhul. Some of the first records of the family appeared in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273, specifically: Richard de Wardle in Lincolnshire; and Nicholas de Werdhyl in Lancashire. The Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379 list Johannes de Wardale. [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
Up in Scotland, the name was "of local origin, probably from Wartle in the parish of Lumphanan" [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
in Aberdeen. This latter reference was in 1696, hundreds of years after the aforementioned English listings.

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Wardle Spelling Variations


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Wardle Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence in the eras before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate regularly changed the spellings of their names as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Wardle have been found, including Wardle, Wardell and others.

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Wardle Early History


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Wardle Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wardle research. Another 131 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1634, 1710, 1683 and 1684 are included under the topic Early Wardle History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wardle Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wardle Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 25 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Wardle Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



For many English families, the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. For such families, the shores of Ireland, Australia, and the New World beckoned. They left their homeland at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. Many arrived after the long voyage sick, starving, and without a penny. But even those were greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. Numerous English settlers who arrived in the United States and Canada at this time went on to make important contributions to the developing cultures of those countries. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Wardle were among those contributors:

Wardle Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Math Wardle, who landed in Virginia in 1657
  • Christopher Wardle who settled in Barbados in 1679 with his servants
  • Francis Wardle, aged 22, landed in Jamaica in 1683
  • William Wardle arrived in Pennsylvania in 1685
  • William Wardle, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1685

Wardle Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Wardle, aged 21, arrived in New York in 1812
  • James Wardle, who landed in New York in 1815
  • Jeremiah Wardle, who landed in New York, NY in 1816
  • Thomas Wardle arrived in Philadelphia in 1818
  • Catharine Wardle, aged 23, landed in New York in 1862
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Wardle Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Cornelius Wardle U.E. who settled in Home District [York County], Ontario c. 1784 [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Michael Wardle U.E. who settled in Home District [York County], Ontario c. 1784 [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Wardle Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Michael Wardle arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Sir Charles Forbes" in 1839 [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SIR CHARLES FORBES (originally Charles Forbes) 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839SirCharlesForbes.htm
  • Mary Wardle arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Sir Charles Forbes" in 1839 [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SIR CHARLES FORBES (originally Charles Forbes) 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839SirCharlesForbes.htm
  • Olive Wardle arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Sir Charles Forbes" in 1839 [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SIR CHARLES FORBES (originally Charles Forbes) 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839SirCharlesForbes.htm
  • Ralph Wardle arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Sir Charles Forbes" in 1839 [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SIR CHARLES FORBES (originally Charles Forbes) 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839SirCharlesForbes.htm

Wardle Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Emma Wardle, aged 18, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Stately" in 1851
  • Louisa Sarah Wardle, aged 22, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Stately" in 1851
  • Julia Wardle, aged 22, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "S.S. Arawa" in 1884
  • Julia Wardle, aged 22, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Arawa" in 1884

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Contemporary Notables of the name Wardle (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Wardle (post 1700)



  • Brian Wardle (b. 1979), American college basketball coach, the current men's basketball coach at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
  • Brian Wardle (b. 1969), American academic, Boeing Assistant Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Curtis Ray Wardle (b. 1960), American former Major League Baseball pitcher who played from 1984 to 1985
  • Charles Frederick Wardle (b. 1939), English politician, Member of Parliament for Bexhill and Battle (1983-2001)
  • John Irving Wardle (b. 1929), English writer and theatre critic
  • Edwin Wardle (b. 1870), English footballer who played for Notts County from 1888 to 1889
  • William "Billy" Wardle (1918-1989), English professional footballer who played from 1936 to 1957
  • Joe Wardle (b. 1991), English professional rugby league player
  • Rear Admiral Thomas Erskine Wardle CB DSO (1877-1944), English senior officer in the Royal Navy
  • John Joseph Wardle (b. 1958), known by the stage name Jah Wobble, an English bass guitarist, singer, poet and composer
  • ... (Another 9 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Wardle Historic Events


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Wardle Historic Events




RMS Lusitania

  • Mrs. Cissie Wardle, English 3rd Class passenger residing in Adamsdale, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  3. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  4. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  5. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
  6. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  7. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SIR CHARLES FORBES (originally Charles Forbes) 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839SirCharlesForbes.htm

Other References

  1. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  2. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  3. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  4. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  5. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  7. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  8. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  9. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  10. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  11. ...

The Wardle Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wardle 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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