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Waddell Name Meaning

Scottish: variant of Weddle. English: topographic name for someone who lived at the hill where woad grew, from Old English wad ‘woad’ + hyll ‘hill’, or a habitational name from a place so named, as for example Woodhill, Wiltshire.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Woodell, Wooddell, Wadell, Waddel, Wassell, Wardwell, Adwell, Sandell

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Waddell Family Origin

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Waddell Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    5%
  • Coal Miner

    3%
  • Labourer

    3%
  • Annuitant

    2%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Waddell family was Annuitant. Farmer, Coal Miner and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Waddell. The most common Waddell occupation in the UK was Farmer. 5% of Waddell's were Farmers.

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Waddell Historical Records

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Waddell Life Expectancy

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