Werrdyn History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Werrdyn is an old Anglo-Saxon name that was given to a person who was a guard or watchman. Interestingly, the name Werrdyn was originally from the Anglo-French word wardein, meaning guardian.
Early Origins of the Werrdyn family
The surname Werrdyn was first found in Hertfordshire where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Werrdyn family
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Werrdyn Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Werrdyn has been recorded under many different variations, including Warden, Wardan, Werden and others.
Early Notables of the Werrdyn 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 Werrdyn family
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Werrdyn 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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