Origins Available: English, Scottish
Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name was taken on by someone who worked as a guard or watchman. Interestingly, the name Wardend was originally from the Anglo-French word wardein, meaning guardian.
Early Origins of the Wardend family
Hertfordshire where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Wardend family
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Wardend Spelling Variations
hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Wardend include Warden, Wardan, Werden and others.
Early Notables of the Wardend family (pre 1700)
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 Wardend family to Ireland
Some of the Wardend family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Wardend family to the New World and Oceana
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: 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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