Last name: Waldron

This is a surname of ancient pre 7th century origins. Recorded in the spellings of Waldram, Waldren, Waldron, Waleran, and Walrond, it is an excellent example of a style of individual name from the "Dark ages". It derives from the Olde German personal compound name "Wala-hram", and whilst it may have been introduced into Britain by the 8th century Anglo-Saxons, the first certain recordings are Norman-French, or at least after the 1066 Norman Invasion. These are found in the 1086 Domesday Book for Essex in the Latinized spellings of "Waleranni" and "Galeranni". The name translates literally as "Wall-raven", but it is probable that the original meaning was more on the lines of "strong bird", walls being associated with great strength, whilst the raven is heraldically known for its wisdom and cunning. Early examples of the name recording include Walerannus de Crikelade in the Pipe Rolls of Oxford for the year 1182, whilst Robert Waldrond is recorded for Worcester and Matilda Waldron in Warwick, both in the Hundred Rolls for their particular county in the year 1275. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of John Waleram. which was dated 1196, in the charters of the district of Clerkenwell, London. during the reign of King Richard I, known as "The Lion Heart", 1189 - 1199. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

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ian o leary
waldron is a gaelic name meaning, from(ua) solid or correct (dron) beauty (aille) the gaelic sequence is ua aille dron. please note the a in aille has a fada ( not on keyboard) which changes the sound of the a to aw hence ua aille dron or lit. as gaeilge 'the solid finest'. dron in gaelic is used to describe sound firm thorough Waldron in gaeilge could be used to denote anything built to perfection

ian o leary
waldron is a gaelic name meaning the solid finest.could be used in a description of anything perfectly put together. its components are ua (from) aille (the a having a fada that changes its sound from a to aw) dron (solid firm,sound) literally meaning beautifully formed It is pronounced as gaeilge identically to the english waldron.

John Waldron

Most genealogists have proposed a Saxon origin for the name Waldron. Unfortunately, there are no known spellings in the original futhark to lead to a complete understanding of the meaning of the name. The most common translation is “house in the woods” (Weald AErn) followed by the second most common translation which is “strong raven” (Wahl hræfn). However, it might have been Mighty Eagle (Weald Ern). Another possible translation would use Wealh (Celt, foreigner) derne (secret/hidden, magical). Turning to Welsh, assuming a Brythonic rather than Germanic name origin, we find Gwaladr/Gwaladron meaning chieftan or leader. Many possible origins to the name, but very few definitive answers.

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