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Type Surname
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. /ˈwɔː.dən/(British English) /ˈwɔɹ.dən/(American English)  [key·simplify]

Meaning & History

Occupational name for a watchman or guard, from Old French wardein meaning "protector, guard". It was also used as a habbitational name for someone from any of the various locations in England named Warden. Alternately, it may be from Old English weard meaning "guard, watch" and dun meaning "hill, mountain".
Added 4/9/2016 by HL
Edited 5/6/2020 by HL