Worrdant History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The name Worrdant is Anglo-Saxon in origin. It was a name given to a guard or watchman. Interestingly, the name Worrdant was originally from the Anglo-French word wardein, meaning guardian.
Early Origins of the Worrdant family
The surname Worrdant was first found in Hertfordshire where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Worrdant family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Worrdant 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 Worrdant History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Worrdant Spelling Variations
Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few 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 Worrdant include Warden, Wardan, Werden and others.
Early Notables of the Worrdant 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 Worrdant family
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 Worrdant 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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