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.
, where they had held territories at Wedale in the parish of Stow from ancient times.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Weddell research.Another 140 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1296, 1296, 1327, 1372, 1600, 1583, 1642, 1617, 1621 and are included under the topic Early Weddell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
of this family name include: Waddel, Waddell, Waddle, Weddel, Weddell, Weddle and many more.
Notable among the family at this time was John Weddell (1583-1642), sea-captain who in 1617 was master's mate of the East India Company's ship Dragon. "In April 1621 he sailed from England
as captain of the Jonas, with three other... Another 40 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Weddell Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.