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Waterfall Early Origins



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.

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Waterfall Spelling Variations


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Waterfall Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Waterfall, Waterfalle, Waterfale and others.

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Waterfall Early History


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Waterfall Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Waterfall research. Another 147 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Waterfall History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Waterfall Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Waterfall Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Waterfall 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:

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

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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: Aqua cadit resurgere
Motto Translation: Water falls to rise again


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    4. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    7. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    10. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
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    The Waterfall Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Waterfall 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 February 2013 at 08:06.

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