Werdon History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Werdon is an Anglo-Saxon name. The name was originally given to a guard or watchman. Interestingly, the name Werdon was originally from the Anglo-French word wardein, meaning guardian.

Early Origins of the Werdon family

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

Early History of the Werdon family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Werdon research. Another 111 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1273, 1352, 1379, 1627, 1614, 1640, 1716, 1664, 1683 and 1758 are included under the topic Early Werdon History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Werdon Spelling Variations

One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Werdon has appeared include Warden, Wardan, Werden and others.

Early Notables of the Werdon 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...
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Australia Werdon migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Werdon Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • George Werdon, aged 52, who arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Samuel Boddington" [1]


  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SAMUEL BODDINGTON 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849SamuelBoddington.htm


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