Werrdane History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The name Werrdane is from the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name was given to a person who was a guard or watchman. Interestingly, the name Werrdane was originally from the Anglo-French word wardein, meaning guardian.
Early Origins of the Werrdane family
The surname Werrdane was first found in Hertfordshire where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Werrdane family
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Werrdane Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Werrdane family name include Warden, Wardan, Werden and others.
Early Notables of the Werrdane 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 Werrdane family
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Investigation of the origins of family names on the North American continent has revealed that early immigrants bearing the name Werrdane or a variant listed above: 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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