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The surname Wardrop is thought to have emerged in the borderland region between Northern England and Scotland. The name is derived from the Old Norman "warderobe," a name given to an official of the wardrobe, and was most likely first borne by someone who held this distinguished position.

Wardrop Early Origins



The surname Wardrop was first found in Scotland, where Robert de Warderob witnessed a charter by Countess Margaret of Buchan in favor of the Abbey of Arbroath in 1210. The Wardrop family held estates in Dumbartonshire from the end of the 13th century, and played a valiant part in the medieval history of this region.

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Wardrop Spelling Variations


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Wardrop Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Wardrop, Wardrope, Wardrobe, Waldrop, Waldroppe, Waldrope, Waldropp, Waldrep and many more.

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Wardrop Early History


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Wardrop Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wardrop research. Another 153 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1270, 1296, 1450, 1606, 1608, 1782, and 1869 are included under the topic Early Wardrop History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wardrop Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wardrop Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 47 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Wardrop 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Wardrop Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Joseph Wardrop, who landed in Georgia in 1738
  • Henry Wardrop, who was listed as a runaway convict, servant, or apprentice in Philadelphia in 1752

Wardrop Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Wardrop, aged 34, arrived in New York in 1812

Wardrop Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • James Wardrop, who came to St. John's, Newfoundland in 1775 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

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Contemporary Notables of the name Wardrop (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Wardrop (post 1700)



  • James Wardrop (1782-1869), Scottish surgeon, appointed surgeon-extraordinary by the Prince Regent and future King George IV
  • John Caldwell "Jack" Wardrop (1932-1954), Scottish silver and bronze medalist swimmer at the 1954 British Empire and Commonwealth Games
  • General Sir Alexander Ernest Wardrop GCB CMG (1872-1961), British Army General, GOC-in-C Northern Command (1933-1937)
  • Sir John Oliver Wardrop (1864-1948), British diplomat, traveler and translator
  • Marjory Scott Wardrop (1869-1909), English scholar and translator of Georgian literature
  • Robert L Wardrop, Professor of Statistics University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Graham Wardrop, New Zealand guitarist

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Superna sequor
Motto Translation: I follow heavenly things.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

Other References

  1. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
  2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  3. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
  4. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  5. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
  6. 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).
  7. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
  8. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  9. 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).
  10. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
  11. ...

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

This page was last modified on 22 December 2015 at 23:59.

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