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This interesting surname is of Anglo-Saxon origin, and has two possible derivations. Firstly, it may derive from the Middle English given name "Wade", a development of the Olde English pre 7th Century "Wada", from the verb "wadan", to go. The personal name is recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086 as "Wada", "Wade" and "Wado", and as "Wade" in 1297, and owed its evident popularity to the legend of Wade, originally a sea-giant, who was dreaded and honoured by the coast tribes of the North Sea and the Baltic. The first recording of the surname (see below) is from this source...

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