Wade Surname DNA Project

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Wade is a surname which is found primarily in the UK.  The most frequent variant spellings of the surname are Waid and Waide.  It should be noted that Wade family members have migrated through history thereby carrying the name to many areas.   Wades are found in North America as early as the 1620s in Virginia and Massachusetts

In studying archives the family name Wade dates back in history to the year 1086.

Coats of arms are granted to individuals (not families) and are only appropriately used by the person who was granted the coat of arms or his direct descendants.   Below is a Wade coat of arms.  

The color Azure (Blue) in this Wade coat of arms symbolizes loyalty and truth.   The shell indicates the bearer participated in the Crusades.