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About the study

This is study of the Wadey surname which is pre-dominantly Sussex based.

Variant names

Other variants exist and indeed are registered with the Guild

Name origin

It appears that the Name and variants, originate around the 11th & 12th c and over time has concentrated on two areas Waddy in the north of England & southern Scotland and Wadey in the south east England, with varient,s existing

Historical occurrences of the name

of all Wadey patents taken out in the last 100yrs both relate to a same family tree the first Benjamin 1907-1955 patent no GB1900705715 taken out in 1907 for a non slipping device for road motor vehicles but did not take off as wheels were redesigned later, 2nd Philip James 1953- patent no GB2262220 for a handling device designed to fit on plastic carriers to make them more comfortable

Distribution of the name

Wadey/Wadie/Waddy appear as first names in Africa especially Sudan,may be from various area,s there


data collected from the GRO BMD records from 1837-2002