Waddington Name Origin, Meaning and Family History

Waddington Name Meaning: Habitational from any of a number of places called 'Waddington'. 'Wada' plus 'ing',meaning 'people of' + 'tun',meaning 'settlement'.

This more than likely represented a tribe of some kind 'the settlement of the Wada people'. The first recorded spelling is that of 'Ogis De Wadinton',dated 1169.

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Surname Distribution

Census frequency by county

Name Concentrations Within England and Wales

Waddington Surname Statistics

Top Professions for the Waddington family

Profession Census Frequency
Cotton Weaver 78
Independent 60
Weaver 60
Farmer 56
Female Servant 51
Labourer 34
Agricultural Labourer 32
Wool Comber 28
Male Servant 27
Joiner 25
Worsted Weaver 20
Dress Maker 17
Carpenter 16
Shoe Maker 16
Stone Mason 15
Power Loom Weaver 13
Stuff Weaver 13
Miller 9
Coal Miner 9
Cotton Piecer 8
Cotton Spinner 8
Publican 8
Shop Keeper 8
Spinner 8
Tailor 8

Waddington Surname Variants Ranking

Rank Surname Match Census Frequency
1 Waddington 100% 34,194
2 Wadington 90% 660
3 Weddington 90% 328
4 Widdington 90% 285

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