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The surname Weddell comes from the place named Wedale, in the parish of Stow, near Edinburgh. As such it is a habitation name, a category of surnames derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Weddell Early Origins



The surname Weddell was first found in Midlothian, where they had held territories at Wedale in the parish of Stow from ancient times.

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Weddell Spelling Variations


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Weddell Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Waddel, Waddell, Waddle, Weddel, Weddell, Weddle and many more.

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Weddell Early History


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Weddell Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Weddell research. Another 378 words (27 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1327, 1372, and 1600 are included under the topic Early Weddell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Weddell Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Weddell Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Weddell Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Weddell In Ireland


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Weddell In Ireland



Some of the Weddell family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 85 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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:

Weddell Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Austin Weddell, who arrived in Georgia in 1735

Weddell Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Archibald Weddell, who landed in America in 1807

Weddell Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Alex. Weddell, aged 26, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Anglia"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Weddell (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Weddell (post 1700)



  • Alexander W. Weddell (1876-1948), American diplomat; ambassador to Argentina and Spain
  • Alan Weddell, American college football coach
  • Monty Ousley Weddell, American Republican politician, Candidate for Texas State House of Representatives 104th District, 1996, 1998, 2000
  • Alexander Wilbourne Weddell (1876-1948), American politician, U.S. Ambassador to Argentina, 1933-38; Spain, 1939-42
  • James Weddell (1787-1834), English navigator and Antarctic explorer; eponym of Weddell Sea, Weddell Island, Weddell Glacier, and Weddell seal
  • Hugh Algernon Weddell (1819-1877), English botanist

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    2. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
    3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
    4. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    6. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
    7. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    8. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    9. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    11. ...

    The Weddell Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Weddell 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 23 November 2016 at 18:03.

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