what is the ancient WADDELL relationship to European nobility?

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Greetings in LVX (Light),

My Grandmother (late) was a WADDELL maiden and I've become aware that WADDELLs were very distinguished in the ancient Europe cast system of noblity.  My search began as project looking for Freemasons that were relatives- and I didn't have to search long or far either.
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There is research into the origins of the Waddell surname and there have been recent theories put forward.  See the following link for more information:

http://flemish.wp.st-andrews.ac.uk/2015/10/02/the-waddell-family-a-search-for-possible-flemish-oots/
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I think archive.org has a lot to answer for.  People lap up the old 19th century junk, books that were lost and forgotten and deservedly so, and write new 21st century junk to bolt straight onto it.  You'd think nothing had been learnt in the century in between.
Archive.org not a problem; the availability of periodicals & books on it is **purely** the result of bad copyright policy in the USA (and being exported elsewhere, e.g. through trade agreements such as the TPP), driven by a narrow range of business interests. you can see the effect in the availability of new editions of books even on Amazon: http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2013/07/the-hole-in-our-collective-memory-how-copyright-made-mid-century-books-vanish/278209/  cf: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copyright_Term_Extension_Act

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