Paddock Family History
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Paddock Name Meaning
from Middle English parrock ‘paddock’, ‘small enclosure’, hence a topographic name for a dweller by a paddock or enclosed meadow, or a habitational name from a place named with this word, as for example Paddock Wood in Kent. The change of -rr- to -dd- is an unexplained development which did not occur before the 17th century. from Middle English paddock ‘toad’, ‘frog’, a diminutive of pad (of Old Norse origin), hence a nickname for someone considered to resemble a toad or frog.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press