The Nordene surname is a habitational name, taken on from a place name, perhaps from Norden in Devon
, or from Norton Green in Kent.
Early Origins of the Nordene family
The surname Nordene was 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.
Early History of the Nordene family
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Nordene Spelling Variations
Early Notables of the Nordene family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include John Norden (1612-1669), an English lawyer and politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1654 and 1669; and John Norden (1548-1625), an... Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Nordene Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Nordene family to the New World and Oceana
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.