Wardrope History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The surname Wardrope 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.

Early Origins of the Wardrope family

The surname Wardrope 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 Wardrope family held estates in Dumbartonshire from the end of the 13th century, and played a valiant part in the medieval history of this region.

Early History of the Wardrope family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wardrope research. Another 84 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1270, 1296, 1450, 1606, 1608, 1782, and 1869 are included under the topic Early Wardrope History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Wardrope Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Wardrope family (pre 1700)

Another 47 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Wardrope Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

United States Wardrope migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Wardrope Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • James Wardrope, who settled in New Jersey in 1685
  • James Wardrope, who landed in Perth Amboy, NJ in 1685 [1]
Wardrope Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Joseph Wardrope, who immigrated to Georgia in 1734 with his wife and daughter
  • Joseph Wardrope, who arrived in Georgia in 1742 [1]
Wardrope Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • David Wardrope, who was naturalized in Charleston, South Carolina in 1804
  • David Wardrope, who arrived in Charleston, South Carolina in 1804 [1]

The Wardrope 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.

  1. ^ 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)

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