The Wolde surname comes from a Scandinavian personal name
, which came from the Old Norse "Valþiófr," composed of the elements "val" meaning "battle," and "þiofr," or "thief."
Early Origins of the Wolde family
The surname Wolde was first found in Roxburghshire
where they had been Lords of the manor of Waldeve, near Kelso, from ancient times.
Early History of the Wolde family
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Wolde Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Waldie, Waddy, Waddie, Waldy, Waitho, Waltho and others.
Early Notables of the Wolde family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Wolde family to Ireland
Some of the Wolde family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Wolde family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Tho Waldie, who came to Virginia in 1649; Adam Waldie, who settled in Philadelphia in 1820; William and Isabel Crozier Waldie, who came to Ontario, Canada in 1831.
Contemporary Notables of the name Wolde (post 1700)
- Barbro Gunilla Kristina Brorsson Wolde (1939-2015), Swedish writer and illustrator
The Wolde 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 Translation: Faithful.