Wardman History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Wardman family
The surname Wardman was first found in Staffordshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, before and after the Norman Conquest in 1066. It is believed to be descended from Wermund, an ancient Saxon name occurring in the genealogy of the Kings of Mercia.
Early History of the Wardman family
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Wardman 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 Wardman include Wardman, Warman, Wordman and others.
Early Notables of the Wardman family (pre 1700)
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Wardman migration to the United States +
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 Wardman or a variant listed above:
Wardman Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Casper Wardman who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1732
- Casper Wardman, aged 26, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1732 
Wardman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- John Wardman, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1878 
- Joseph Wardman, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1878 
Wardman Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Ernest Wardman, aged 23, who immigrated to the United States from Bradford, in 1903
- Jack Wardman, aged 5, who immigrated to the United States from Bradford, England, in 1910
- Charlotte Wardman, aged 32, who landed in America from Glashoughtod, England, in 1910
- Elijah B. Wardman, aged 24, who landed in America from Halifax, England, in 1910
- Ada Wardman, aged 39, who immigrated to the United States from Bradford, England, in 1910
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Contemporary Notables of the name Wardman (post 1700) +
- Harry Wardman (1872-1938), American real estate developer in Washington, DC, best known for building the 1200-room Wardman Park Hotel (now the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel and Conference Center) in 1916
- Chris Wardman, Canadian music producer, musician and songwriter, founding member of Blue Peter
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- ^ 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)