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Meaning and Origin of: Ladd

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Middle English : Young man

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Last name origin & meaning:

  • English : occupational name for a servant, Middle English ladde. The word first appeared in the 13th century, with the meaning ‘servant’ or ‘man of humble birth’, the modern meaning of ‘young man’, ‘boy’ being a later shift.
  • Most American bearers of this name trace their ancestry to a certain Daniel Ladd, who emigrated from London to Ipswich, MA, in 1634.