Anglo-Saxon name that was given to a guard or watchman. Interestingly, the name Warrdan was originally from the Anglo-French word wardein, meaning guardian.
Early Origins of the Warrdan family
Hertfordshire where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Warrdan family
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Warrdan Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Warrdan has undergone many spelling variations, including Warden, Wardan, Werden and others.
Early Notables of the Warrdan 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 Warrdan family to Ireland
Some of the Warrdan family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Warrdan family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Warrdan were among those contributors: 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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