Waterfall History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Waterfall family
The surname Waterfall was first found in Yorkshire
where they held a family seat
as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1242 when Robert Waterfall held lands.
Early History of the Waterfall family
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Early Notables of the Waterfall family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Waterfall family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Waterfall Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- John and Peter Waterfall who didn't so much go to America in 1682 as they were brought there in bondage, as convicts, and deposited
Waterfall Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Bejamin Waterfall, who settled in Philadelphia in 1848
- Benjamin Waterfall, who settled in Philadelphia in 1848
Waterfall Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Ed Waterfall, who arrived in Illinois in the year 1900
The Waterfall 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: Aqua cadit resurgere
Motto Translation: Water falls to rise again
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