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The name Wartant is from the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name was given to a person who was a guard or watchman. Interestingly, the name Wartant was originally from the Anglo-French word wardein, meaning guardian.

Wartant Early Origins



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

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Wartant Spelling Variations


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Wartant Spelling Variations



Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Wartant family name include Warden, Wardan, Werden and others.

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Wartant Early History


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Wartant Early History



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

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Wartant Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wartant Early Notables (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...

Another 50 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Wartant Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wartant In Ireland


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Wartant In Ireland



Some of the Wartant 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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Investigation of the origins of family names on the North American continent has revealed that early immigrants bearing the name Wartant or a variant listed above: 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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