The name Weardan finds its origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxons
. It was given to one who worked as a guard or watchman.
Interestingly, the name Weardan was originally from the Anglo-French word wardein,
Early Origins of the Weardan family
The surname Weardan was first found in Hertfordshire
where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Weardan family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Weardan 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 Weardan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Weardan Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Weardan has been recorded under many different variations, including Warden, Wardan, Werden and others.
Early Notables of the Weardan 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... Another 50 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Weardan Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Weardan family to Ireland
Some of the Weardan 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 Weardan family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Weardan 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.