The many generations and branches of the Wearden family can all place the origins of their surname with the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. Their name reveals that an early member worked as a guard or watchman.
Interestingly, the name Wearden was originally from the Anglo-French word wardein,
Early Origins of the Wearden family
The surname Wearden was first found in Hertfordshire
where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Wearden family
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Wearden Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon
surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Wearden were recorded, including Warden, Wardan, Werden and others.
Early Notables of the Wearden 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 Wearden Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Wearden family to Ireland
Some of the Wearden family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Wearden family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Wearden family emigrate to North America: 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.