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Where did the English Nordan family come from? What is the English Nordan family crest and coat of arms? When did the Nordan family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Nordan family history?The Nordan surname is a habitational name, taken on from a place name, perhaps from Norden in Devon, or from Norton Green in Kent.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Norden, Nordene, Nordon and others.
First found in Kent where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that county.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Nordan research. Another 249 words(18 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1430, 1455, 1487, 1612, 1669, 1654, 1669, 1548 and 1625 are included under the topic Early Nordan History in all our PDF Extended History products.
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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Walter Norden, who arrived in Virginia in 1637; Samuel Norden, who settled in Boston in 1666; Rich Norden, who settled in Virginia in 1681; Nathaniel Norden, who settled in Marblehead, MA in 1689.
The Nordan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Nordan Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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