Warden Family History
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Warden Name Meaning
English, Scottish, and northern Irish: occupational name for a watchman or guard, from Norman French wardein (a derivative of warder ‘to guard’). English: habitational name from any of various places, for example in Bedfordshire, County Durham, Kent, Northumbria, and Northamptonshire, called Warden, from Old English weard ‘watch’ + dun ‘hill’. Compare Wardlaw and Wardle 1.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press