Anglo-Saxon culture. It is a name for someone who worked as a guard or watchman. Interestingly, the name Wappshat was originally from the Anglo-French word wardein, meaning guardian.
Early Origins of the Wappshat family
Hertfordshire where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Wappshat family
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Wappshat Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Wappshat are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Wappshat include: Warden, Wardan, Werden and others.
Early Notables of the Wappshat family (pre 1700)
Notables of this surname at this time include: John Warden, English politician, Member of Parliament for Hereford in 1614; and Sir John Werden (also Worden), 1st Baronet Cholmeaton in the County of Chester (1640-1716), an English barrister, judge, politician, and diplomat. Born in Cholmeaton, he was the eldest son of...
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Migration of the Wappshat family to Ireland
Some of the Wappshat family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Wappshat family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Wappshat or a variant listed above: Thomas Warden settled in Virginia in 1623; James and Joseph Warden settled in New York State in 1804; William Warden settled in Virginia in 1774.
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