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George Wal ( l ) drams Land

Field in the Parish of Oadby

Historical Forms

  • George Wal ( l ) drams Land 1700 Terrier 1703 Terrier
  • Thomas Waldron 1544 Nichols
  • John Waldron 1559 Nichols 1607 Fine
  • Gregory Waldron 1630 Nichols

Etymology

George Wal (l) drams Land 1700, 1703 (v. land; with the surn. Waldram, Waldron, from the ContGerm   masc. pers. n. Waleran (OFr   Galeran), cf. Walran 1154 × 89 Dane of Leics.; also in Oadby were once Thomas Waldron 1544 Nichols, John Waldron 1559 ib, 1607 Fine and Gregory Waldron 1630 Nichols)