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Wardlaw Surname Origin
(Locality). The parish of Kirkhill, in Moray, Scotland, was formerly called Wardlaws, because the garrison of Lovat were accustomed to keep watch or ward on the law or hill.
Source: An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names With an Essay on their Derivation and Import; Arthur, William, M.A.; New York, NY: Sheldon, Blake, Bleeker & CO., 1857.
Wardlaw Surname Meaning and Family Facts
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A Wardlaw Family History Thought:
'People will not look forward to posterity who never look backward to their ancestors.' --Edmund Burke