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Vaden is a name whose history is entwined with the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It was a name for a god of Anglo Saxon origin. The surname Vaden originally derived from the Old English word Odin, Fodin, or Voden. which referred to an ancient pagan god of the Saxons. Often nicknames described strong traits or attributes that people wished to emulate in a specific animal. In the pre-Christian era, many pagan gods and demigods were believed to be a mixture of animals and humans, such as the Greek god Pan who was the god of flocks and herds and was represented as a man with the legs, horns and ears of a goat.

Vaden Early Origins



The surname Vaden was first found in Cheshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Vaden Spelling Variations


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Vaden Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Vaden were recorded, including Foden, Fodon, Vodden, Voden and others.

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Vaden Early History


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Vaden Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Vaden research. Another 313 words (22 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Vaden History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Vaden Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Vaden Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Vaden family emigrate to North America:

Vaden Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • L. B. Vaden, who landed in America, in 1906
  • Frederick G. Vaden, aged 36, who settled in Brooklyn, New York, in 1918
  • Nanny P. Vaden, aged 26, who settled in Richmond, Va., in 1919
  • F.G. Vaden, aged 37, who landed in America, in 1920
  • C. C. Vaden, who settled in America, in 1920
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Vaden (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Vaden (post 1700)



  • Willie Vaden (b. 1948), American politician, former mayor of Ingleside, Texas
  • Robert Vaden (b. 1985), American college basketball player
  • Paul Vaden (b. 1967), retired American boxer who held the IBF light middleweight championship
  • William Vaden, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Texas 27th District, 2004, 2006, 2008; Candidate in primary for Texas State House of Representatives 43rd District, 2012
  • Robert C. Vaden, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virginia, 1940, 1944, 1948; Member of Virginia State Senate, 1950

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Citations


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    Other References

    1. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    2. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    3. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    4. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    5. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    7. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    9. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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    The Vaden Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Vaden 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.

    This page was last modified on 5 November 2015 at 08:59.

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