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The Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain were the first to use the name of Warden. The name had a practical origin since it came from when its initial bearer worked as a guard or watchman. Interestingly, the name Warden was originally from the Anglo-French word wardein, meaning guardian.

Warden Early Origins



The surname Warden was first found in Hertfordshire where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Warden Spelling Variations


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Warden Spelling Variations



Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Warden include Warden, Wardan, Werden and others.

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Warden Early History


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Warden Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Warden research. Another 221 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1273, 1352, 1379, 1627, 1640, 1716, 1664, 1683 and 1758 are included under the topic Early Warden History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Warden Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Warden Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of this surname at this time include 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 Robert Werden and became Baron of...

Another 44 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Warden Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Warden or a variant listed above:

Warden Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Warden, who arrived in Virginia in 1622-1623
  • Thomas Warden settled in Virginia in 1623
  • Isack Warden, aged 18, landed in New England in 1635
  • John Warden, who landed in Maryland in 1664

Warden Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Warden settled in Virginia in 1774

Warden Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James and Joseph Warden settled in New York State in 1804
  • James Warden, aged 22, arrived in New York, NY in 1804
  • Joseph Warden, aged 26, arrived in New York, NY in 1804
  • Alexander Warden, aged 31, arrived in New York in 1812
  • Samuel Warden, aged 34, landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1823
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Warden Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • A. W. Warden, who landed in America, in 1904
  • Alex Warden, aged 20, who landed in America from Dundee, Scotland, in 1908
  • Agnes Maria Warden, aged 2, who settled in America, in 1909
  • Ada Warden, aged 20, who emigrated to the United States from Birkenshire, England, in 1919
  • Angus Warden, aged 18, who landed in America, in 1922
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Warden Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Robert Warden U.E. who settled in Charlotte County, New Brunswick c. 1784 member of the Penobscot Association [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Warden Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Ichabod Warden, who arrived in Canada in 1836

Warden Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • A. Warden arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Norham Castle" in 1872
  • Charles Warden, aged 23, a labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "La Hogue" in 1874
  • Richard Warden, aged 26, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Dorette" in 1874
  • Hannah Warden, aged 26, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Dorette" in 1874
  • Frederic Warden, aged 3, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Dorette" in 1874
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Warden (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Warden (post 1700)



  • Don Warden (b. 1929), American country musician and manager
  • Jack Warden (1920-2006), American Actor
  • May Warden (1891-1978), English actress and comedienne
  • Richard George Warden (b. 1971), English television and movie actor
  • Rear Admiral Frederick Warden CB (1807-1869), Royal Navy Commander-in-Chief, Channel Squadron from 1867 to 1869
  • Colonel Alfred William Warden VD (1868-1955), prominent Australian soldier, military engineer, and architect
  • John A. Warden III (b. 1943), retired colonel in the United States Air Force, Commandant of the Air Command and Staff College

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Warden Historic Events


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Warden Historic Events




HMS Hood

  • Mr. Kenneth G Warden (b. 1922), English Midshipman serving for the Royal Navy Reserve from Brighton, Sussex, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

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  2. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  3. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  4. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  5. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. 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. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  8. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  9. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  10. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  11. ...

The Warden Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Warden 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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