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The Wold surname comes from a Scandinavian personal name, which came from the Old Norse "Valțiófr," composed of the elements "val" meaning "battle," and "țiofr," or "thief."

Wold Early Origins



The surname Wold was first found in Roxburghshire where they had been Lords of the manor of Waldeve, near Kelso, from ancient times.

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Wold Spelling Variations


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Wold Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Waldie, Waddy, Waddie, Waldy, Waitho, Waltho and others.

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Wold Early History


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Wold Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wold research. Another 181 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1152, 1400, and 1439 are included under the topic Early Wold History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wold Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wold Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Wold In Ireland


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Wold In Ireland



Some of the Wold family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 91 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:

Wold Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Agnes M. Wold, aged 18, who settled in America, in 1893

Wold Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Andreas Wold, aged 35, who emigrated to the United States, in 1919
  • Arthur Wold, aged 2, who emigrated to America, in 1922
  • Andrew William Wold, aged 32, who landed in America from Jarrow on Tyne, England, in 1923

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Contemporary Notables of the name Wold (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Wold (post 1700)



  • Nels T. Wold (1895-1918), American soldier, recipient of the Medal of Honor for his actions in World War I
  • Erling Wold (b. 1958), American composer of opera and contemporary classical music
  • Susse Wold (b. 1938), Danish stage and screen actress
  • Terje Wold (1899-1972), Norwegian judge and politician for the Labour Party

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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: Fidelis
Motto Translation: Faithful.


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See Also


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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. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    3. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    4. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    6. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    7. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    8. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    10. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    11. ...

    The Wold Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wold 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 26 October 2016 at 18:27.

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