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Wardrup History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The surname Wardrup 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 Wardrup family


The surname Wardrup 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 Wardrup 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 Wardrup family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wardrup 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 Wardrup History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Wardrup Spelling Variations


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

Early Notables of the Wardrup family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Wardrup family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: James Wardrope, who settled in New Jersey in 1685; Joseph Wardrope, who immigrated to Georgia in 1734 with his wife and daughter, Henry Wardrop, who was listed as a runaway convict, servant, or apprentice in Philadelphia in 1752.

Contemporary Notables of the name Wardrup (post 1700)


  • Leo C. Wardrup Jr. (1936-2014), American naval officer and politician, Member of the Virginia House of Delegates (1992-2007)

The Wardrup 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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