Anglo-Saxon name. The name was originally given to a guard or watchman. Interestingly, the name Worrdend was originally from the Anglo-French word wardein, meaning guardian.
Early Origins of the Worrdend family
Hertfordshire where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Worrdend family
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Worrdend Spelling Variations
spelling variations under which the name Worrdend has appeared include Warden, Wardan, Werden and others.
Early Notables of the Worrdend 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 Worrdend family to Ireland
Some of the Worrdend family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Worrdend family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Worrdend arrived in North America very early: 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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