Anglo-Saxon society of old Britain. The name was thought to have been used for someone who once worked as a guard or watchman. Interestingly, the name Woppshat was originally from the Anglo-French word wardein, meaning guardian.
Early Origins of the Woppshat family
Hertfordshire where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Woppshat family
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Woppshat Spelling Variations
hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Woppshat include Warden, Wardan, Werden and others.
Early Notables of the Woppshat family (pre 1700)
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 Woppshat family to Ireland
Some of the Woppshat family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Woppshat family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Woppshat were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: 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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