Wardend History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The name Wardend is part of the ancient legacy of the 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
The surname Wardend was first found in Hertfordshire where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Wardend family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wardend research. Another 111 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1273, 1352, 1379, 1627, 1614, 1640, 1716, 1664, 1683 and 1758 are included under the topic Early Wardend History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Wardend Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few 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)
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 Wardend family
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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