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The history of the name Werdand dates back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It is derived from a member of the family who worked as a guard or watchman. Interestingly, the name Werdand was originally from the Anglo-French word wardein, meaning guardian.

Werdand Early Origins



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

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Werdand Spelling Variations


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Werdand Spelling Variations



Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Werdand has undergone many spelling variations, including Warden, Wardan, Werden and others.

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Werdand Early History


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Werdand Early History



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

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Werdand Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Werdand 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 Werdand Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Werdand In Ireland


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Werdand In Ireland



Some of the Werdand 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



To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Werdand were among those contributors: 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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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    2. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    4. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    5. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    6. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    7. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    8. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    10. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    11. ...

    The Werdand Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Werdand 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 19 April 2017 at 08:13.

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