Brief Family History
Spelling variations of this family name include: Waddel, Waddell, Waddle, Weddel, Weddell, Weddle and many more.
First found in Midlothian where they had held territories at Wedale in the parish of Stow from ancient times.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: James Waddel settled in Maine in 1745; William Waddell settled in San Francisco in 1852; Ralph Waddel settled in New York in 1811; Samuel Wadle settled in New York in 1823.
Motto: Adorn the Truth.
Coat of Arms: Blue with a chequered "X" gold and red between four buckles.