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The surname Wauchope was first found in Dumfriesshire, where they held a family seat in Wauchopedale from about the year 1150. Robert de Wauchope was one of twelve knights who negotiated the law of the border territories in 1249.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Waugh, Wauchope, Waughe, Walge, Wach, Walcht and others.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wauchope research. Another 317 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1590, 1672, 1656, 1734, 1723, 1751 and are included under the topic Early Wauchope History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 51 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Wauchope Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the Wauchope family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 89 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Wauchope Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • John Wauchope settled in Philadelphia in 1825

Wauchope Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century


  • John William Wauchope arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Glenswilly" in 1839
  • William Wauchope arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Glenswilly" in 1839
  • Patrick Neilson Wauchope arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Glenswilly" in 1839
  • Andrew Wauchope arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Glenswilly" in 1839
  • Eliza Wauchope arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Glenswilly" in 1839


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  • Keith Leveret Wauchope (b. 1941), American politician, U.S. Ambassador to Gabon, 1989-92
  • Sir Patrick Wauchope, Horticulturist


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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: Industria ditat
Motto Translation: Industry enriches.

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  8. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
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The Wauchope Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wauchope 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.

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