The Werrdan family name dates back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. The name comes from when an early member worked as a guard or watchman.
Interestingly, the name Werrdan was originally from the Anglo-French word wardein,
Early Origins of the Werrdan family
The surname Werrdan was first found in Hertfordshire
where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Werrdan family
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Werrdan Spelling Variations
Werrdan has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred
years, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Werrdan have been found, including Warden, Wardan, Werden and others.
Early Notables of the Werrdan 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
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Migration of the Werrdan family to Ireland
Some of the Werrdan family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Werrdan family to the New World and Oceana
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England
, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Werrdans to arrive on North American shores: 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.