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'Wade' can also refer to...

Adam Wade (b. 1937)

Andrew R. Wade

Arthur Savage Wade (1777—1845) Chartist and Church of England clergyman

Benjamin Franklin Wade (1800—1878)

Bryan Wade (b. 1950)

Charles Paget Wade (1883—1956) collector and illustrator

Christopher H. Wade

Derick T. Wade

George Edward Wade (1853—1933) sculptor

George Wade (1673—1748) army officer and road builder

Henry Wade (1887—1969)

John Francis Wade (1712—1786) plainchant scholar

John Wade (c. 1640—1668) parliamentarian army officer and ironmaster

John Wade (1788—1875) radical author

Joseph Augustine Wade (1801—1845) composer

Michael J. Wade

Nathaniel Wade (1668—1718) lawyer and conspirator

Nicholas Wade

Norman Wade

Old Enough To Know Better (Wade Hayes album)

Paul R. Wade


Roe v. Wade

Rosemary Wade

Sir Claude Martine Wade (1794—1861) army officer in the East India Company

Sir Thomas Francis Wade (1818—1895) diplomatist and Sinologist

Sir William Rawson Wade (1918—2004) jurist and college head

Sir Willoughby Francis Wade (1827—1906) physician

Terrence Wade Wilcutt (b. 1949)

Thomas Wade (1805—1875) poet and playwright


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In Chaucer's ‘The Merchant's Tale’ (Canterbury Tales, 10). According to Skeat's note, Wade was a famous hero of antiquity who is mentioned in various poems and in Malory. The ‘tale of Wade’ is also mentioned in Troilus and Criseyde, iii. 614. Wade (mentioned in the Old English Widsith, 22) was the father of Wayland, who in Norse legend built a famous boat to escape his pursuers.

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