Last name: MARDEN

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MARDEN : This last name is indexed 19,452 times on Geneanet!

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MARDEN : 1: English: habitational name from any of several places so called in Kent Essex Surrey Hertfordshire and Sussex or from Meriden (Warwickshire) or Merriden Farm (Surrey). Marden (Kent) derives from Old English (ge)mǣre ‘boundary border’ + denn ‘woodland pasture’. Marden Ash (Essex) and The Mardens in Caterham (Surrey) derive from Old English (ge)mǣre + Old English denu ‘valley’ denoting a valley that formed a border such as a parish boundary. Marden Hill in Tewin (Hertfordshire) Marden Park in Godstone (Surrey) Meriden (Warwickshire) and Merriden Farm in Dorking (Surrey) all denote ‘pleasant valley’ from Old English myrig + Old English denu. East Marden North Marden and Up Marden (Sussex) derive from Old English (ge)mǣre ‘boundary’ + dūn ‘hill’.2: English: habitational name from Marden in Herefordshire. The place takes its name from the district name Maund (see Maund) + Old English worthign ‘enclosure’.3: English: perhaps occasionally a habitational name from Marden in Wiltshire. The placename probably means ‘fertile valley’ from Old English mearg ‘marrow fat’ + denu ‘valley’.4: English (Devon): variant of Mardon a habitational name apparently from Mardon in Hennock (Devon). The placename may derive from Old English (ge)mǣre ‘boundary border’ + dūn ‘hill’.

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