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Werrdand History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The Anglo-Saxons of Britain first developed the name Werrdand. It was a name given to someone who was a guard or watchman. Interestingly, the name Werrdand was originally from the Anglo-French word wardein, meaning guardian.

Early Origins of the Werrdand family


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

Early History of the Werrdand family


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

Werrdand 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 Werrdand have been found, including Warden, Wardan, Werden and others.

Early Notables of the Werrdand 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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Migration of the Werrdand family to Ireland


Some of the Werrdand family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Werrdand family to the New World and Oceana


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 Werrdand, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were: 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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