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Re: Robert Waudby 1815 England
Posted by: Nick Waudby Date: March 03, 2001 at 13:39:29
In Reply to: Re: Robert Waudby 1815 England by Sue Chadwick of 88

To follow up on your origination of the surname Waudby, i have been told by a geneologist that it originates from the surname Wauldby, 'Wauld' is the Old English spelling of Wold (the hilly region which stretches for the West of Hull round to Flemborough Head)and 'by'is from the Old English for a settlement or village. Insidently there is still a placename on the map just west of Hull called Wauldby, all that remains there is a Manor house and Church.

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