Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It comes from a name for a guard or watchman. Interestingly, the name Werdan was originally from the Anglo-French word wardein, meaning guardian.
Early Origins of the Werdan family
Hertfordshire where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Werdan family
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Werdan Spelling Variations
spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Werdan family name include Warden, Wardan, Werden and others.
Early Notables of the Werdan family (pre 1700)
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 Werdan family to Ireland
Some of the Werdan family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Werdan family to the New World and Oceana
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. Early immigrants bearing the Werdan surname or a spelling variation of the name include : 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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