Anglo-Saxon culture. Their name reveals that an early member worked as a guard or watchman. Interestingly, the name Worrdane was originally from the Anglo-French word wardein, meaning guardian.
Early Origins of the Worrdane family
Hertfordshire where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Worrdane family
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Worrdane Spelling Variations
hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Worrdane were recorded, including Warden, Wardan, Werden and others.
Early Notables of the Worrdane 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 Worrdane family to Ireland
Some of the Worrdane family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Worrdane family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Worrdane family emigrate to North America: 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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