Wade Family History
Wade Name Meaning
English: from the Middle English personal name Wade (Old English Wada or via Norman French from ancient Germanic Wado of unclear origin but possibly related to Old English wadan ‘to go’). English: topographic name from Middle English wade ‘ford’ (Old English (ge)wæd ‘ford especially a tidal crossing’) for someone who lived by a ford or a habitational name from a place so called such as Wade Hall in North Cove (Suffolk). Irish: shortened and altered from Mac Uaid see McQuaid . German: occupational name or nickname from Middle Low German wade ‘garment large net’. West African (mainly Senegal also Mauritania): Wolof name of unexplained etymology.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022