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The name Weddington reached England in the great wave of migration following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Weddington family lived in Yorkshire, at Wadding. This was a local name, derived from the place-name Wadding. In general, local names were adopted by families when they moved to another area. This distinguished them from other people that had the same name. As people began moving closer together, it became more important to be able to identify people from one another.

Weddington Early Origins



The surname Weddington was first found in Yorkshire where they were Lords of the manor of Waddington, and held a family seat from early times, and granted lands by William the Conqueror for their assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066.

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Weddington Spelling Variations


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Weddington Spelling Variations



Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Weddington family name include Waddington, Waddleton, Waddingworth and others.

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Weddington Early History


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Weddington Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Weddington research. Another 176 words (13 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Weddington History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Weddington Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Weddington Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Weddington In Ireland


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Weddington In Ireland



Some of the Weddington family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 98 words (7 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



To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Weddington family to immigrate North America:

Weddington Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Nellie Weddington, aged 35, who settled in America, in 1922

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Contemporary Notables of the name Weddington (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Weddington (post 1700)



  • Mike Weddington (b. 1960), American retired NFL football linebacker who played for five seasons for the Green Bay Packers
  • W. Carlton Weddington (d. 2012), American politician, member of the Ohio House of Representatives for the 27th District
  • Sarah Ragle Weddington (b. 1945), American attorney who gained worldwide fame representing "Jane Roe" in the landmark Roe v. Wade case in the United States Supreme Court
  • W. Carlton Weddington, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 2008
  • James H. Weddington, American Democrat politician, Mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina, 1895-97; Postmaster at Charlotte, North Carolina, 1913-22

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    2. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    3. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    4. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    6. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    7. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    8. 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).
    9. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
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    The Weddington Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Weddington 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 19 January 2016 at 09:45.

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