Marden Family History
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Marden Name Meaning
English: habitational name from any of various places so called. One in Wiltshire was named in Old English ‘valley at a boundary’, from mearc ‘boundary’ + denu ‘valley’; one in Sussex was named as ‘boundary hill’ (Old English (ge)m?re ‘boundary’ + dun ‘hill’); one in Kent was named ‘mares’ pasture’ (Old English m(i)ere ‘mares’ + denn ‘pasture’); while the one in Herefordshire was named with British magno- ‘plain’ + Old English worðign ‘enclosure’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Marsden, Warden, Harden, Burden, Morden, Barden, Carden, Marken