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Wenden Early Origins



The surname Wenden was first found in Belgium, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in West Flanders, a province in Belgium, originally Bruges. Within this province the notable towns are Bruges, the capital city, Ostend, Courtrai, Furnes, Thielt, Ypres and Roulers. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into a most influential family.

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Wenden Spelling Variations


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Wenden Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Vaentjen, Ventigle, Vante, Ventes, Wenden, Fenden, Fentin and many more.

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Wenden Early History


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Wenden Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wenden research. Another 207 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1699, 1826 and 1601 are included under the topic Early Wenden History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wenden Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wenden Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Wenden Notables 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Wenden Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Richard Wenden, aged 18, a labourer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Golden Sea" in 1874

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Wenden Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    2. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    4. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    7. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    8. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    9. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    10. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
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    The Wenden Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wenden Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 25 March 2014 at 15:19.

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