Werrdant History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The name Werrdant comes from one of the family having worked as a guard or watchman. Interestingly, the name Werrdant was originally from the Anglo-French word wardein, meaning guardian.
Early Origins of the Werrdant family
The surname Werrdant was first found in Hertfordshire where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Werrdant family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Werrdant 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 Werrdant History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Werrdant 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 Werrdant have been found, including: Warden, Wardan, Werden and others.
Early Notables of the Werrdant 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 Werrdant family
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 Werrdant, 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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