Wardin History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Wardin comes from one of the family having worked as a guard or watchman. Interestingly, the name Wardin was originally from the Anglo-French word wardein, meaning guardian.

Early Origins of the Wardin family

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

Early History of the Wardin family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wardin 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 Wardin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Wardin Spelling Variations

Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Wardin have been found, including: Warden, Wardan, Werden and others.

Early Notables of the Wardin 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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United States Wardin migration to the United States +

Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Wardin, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were :

Wardin Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • John Wardin, who landed in Virginia in 1719 [1]


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)


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