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The name Werden comes from one of the family having worked as a guard or watchman. Interestingly, the name Werden was originally from the Anglo-French word wardein, meaning guardian.

Werden Early Origins



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

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Werden Spelling Variations


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Werden Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Werden have been found, including: Warden, Wardan, Werden and others.

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Werden Early History


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Werden Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Werden research. Another 221 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1273, 1352, 1379, 1627, 1640, 1716, 1664, 1683 and 1758 are included under the topic Early Werden History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Werden Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Werden Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of this surname at this time include 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 Robert Werden and became Baron of...

Another 44 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Werden 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



Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Werden, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were :

Werden Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • George Werden, who arrived in Virginia in 1650

Werden Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Elias Werden, who landed in Canada in 1830
  • Henry Werden, who landed in Canada in 1831
  • Albert Werden, who arrived in Canada in 1831

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Contemporary Notables of the name Werden (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Werden (post 1700)



  • W. B. Werden, American politician, Mayor of Waukegan, Illinois (1874-1876)
  • Robert M. Werden, American politician, Republican Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1964
  • Chester Howell Werden, Canadian-born, American politician, Member of the Wisconsin State Senate in 1920
  • Asa Werden (1779-1866), American-born, Canadian farmer, businessman and politician who represented Prince Edward in the Legislative Assembly of Upper Canada from 1830 to 1834
  • Frieda Lindfield Werden (b. 1947), American radio producer, co-founder and producer of the weekly radio series WINGS: Women's International News Gathering Service in 1986
  • Percival Wheritt "Perry" Werden (1865-1934), American Major League Baseball first baseman who played from 1884 to 1897
  • W. B. Werden, American politician, Mayor of Waukegan, Illinois, 1874-76
  • Robert M. Werden, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1964
  • Sybil Werden (1924-2007), German dancer and actress

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    2. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    3. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    7. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    8. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    9. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    10. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
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    The Werden Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Werden 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 27 October 2015 at 13:41.

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