Early Origins of the Wolddrombe family
The surname Wolddrombe was first found in Sussex
at Waldron, a parish, in the union of Uckfield, hundred
of Shiplake, rape of Pevensey. CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
The place name dates back to the Domesday Book of 1086 where Iohannes filius Waleranni, Galerami was first listed. Richard Walram was listed in the Feet of Fines for Essex in 1262 and Robert Waldrond was listed in the Subsidy Rolls of Worcestershire in 1275. The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 lists Matilda Walrond in Warwickshire CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X) and Walarinus de Cartone. CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
Early History of the Wolddrombe family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wolddrombe research.Another 163 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1412, 1422, 1640, 1615, 1689, 1683, 1650 and 1730 are included under the topic Early Wolddrombe History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Wolddrombe Spelling Variations
Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon
surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations
. Changes in Anglo-Saxon
names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Wolddrombe include Waldron, Walrond, Walrand, Waldren, Waldrond and others.
Early Notables of the Wolddrombe family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Sir John Walrond of Wiltshire; Major Richard Waldron (Waldern, Walderne) (1615-1689), English settler and magistrate to colonial Dover, New Hampshire
from Alcester, Warwickshire
rising to become Chief... Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Wolddrombe Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Wolddrombe family to Ireland
Some of the Wolddrombe family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 105 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Wolddrombe family to the New World and Oceana
Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Wolddrombe or a variant listed above: Alexander Waldron, who came to New Hampshire
in 1630; Isaac, William and Richard Waldron, who settled in Rhode Island in 1630; Edward Waldron, who arrived in Boston in 1630.