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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • English : unexplained. In PA in the 18th century this surname alternated with Diddle, likewise unexplained. The Shropshire connection suggests a possible Welsh origin, but no relevant Welsh name has been identified.
  • William Aduddel (also known as William Adiddle or Diddle) born in 1702/03 in Astly Abbott, Shropshire, England, migrated in the 1740s to PA from England. He and a relative, Thomas Aduddell, both bought land from descendants of William Penn.

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