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Wardon History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Wardon is a name that was formed by the Anglo-Saxon society of old Britain. The name was thought to have been used for someone who once worked as a guard or watchman. Interestingly, the name Wardon was originally from the Anglo-French word wardein, meaning guardian.

Early Origins of the Wardon family


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

Early History of the Wardon family


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Another 232 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1273, 1352, 1379, 1627, 1614, 1640, 1716, 1664, 1683 and 1758 are included under the topic Early Wardon History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Wardon Spelling Variations


Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Wardon include Warden, Wardan, Werden and others.

Early Notables of the Wardon 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 Wardon family to Ireland


Some of the Wardon family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 45 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Wardon family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Wardon Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Thom Wardon, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750

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