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The name Watdend was brought to England by the Normans when they conquered the country in 1066. The ancestors of the Watdend family lived in Yorkshire, at Wadding.

Early Origins of the Watdend family


The surname Watdend was first found in Yorkshire where they are "perhaps the patronymical form of the Anglo-Saxon Wade." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.

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Early History of the Watdend family

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Early History of the Watdend family


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Another 147 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1066, 1086, 1588, 1657, 1591, 1644, 1581 and 1644 are included under the topic Early Watdend History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Watdend Spelling Variations

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Watdend Spelling Variations


The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries. For that reason, spelling variations are common among many Anglo-Norman names. The shape of the English language was frequently changed with the introduction of elements of Norman French, Latin, and other European languages; even the spelling of literate people's names were subsequently modified. Watdend has been recorded under many different variations, including Wadding, Wadden, Waddyng, Wading and others.

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Early Notables of the Watdend family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Watdend family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Watdend family to Ireland

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Migration of the Watdend family to Ireland


Some of the Watdend family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Watdend family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Watdend family to the New World and Oceana


To escape the uncertainty of the political and religious uncertainty found in England, many English families boarded ships at great expense to sail for the colonies held by Britain. The passages were expensive, though, and the boats were unsafe, overcrowded, and ridden with disease. Those who were hardy and lucky enough to make the passage intact were rewarded with land, opportunity, and social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families went on to be important contributors to the young nations of Canada and the United States where they settled. Watdends were some of the first of the immigrants to arrive in North America: Margaret Wadden from County Wexford who settled in St. John's Newfoundland in 1878; John Wadden settled in Heart's Content in Newfoundland in 1871; his name was also spelled Waddon.

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Citations

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  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.

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