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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

    39%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Farming

    3%

In 1880, the most common Waddell occupation in the USA was Farmer. 39% of Waddell's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Waddell family was Farming. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Waddell.

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Waddell Historical Records

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Waddell Life Expectancy

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