Last name: WORDEN

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WORDEN : This last name is indexed 38,729 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

WORDEN : English (mainly Lancashire): 1: habitational name from Worden in Leyland (Lancashire). The placename probably derives from Old English wer ‘weir’ + denu ‘valley’.2: habitational name from any of the four places in Devon called Worden. These are Worden in Shebbear Worden in Bradworthy Worden in Luffincott and Worden in Stoke Fleming. All but Worden in Stoke Fleming appear to have been named with Old English worthign ‘enclosure homestead’ (compare Worthen). Worden in Stoke Fleming may derive from Old English hwyrfel ‘circle’ + dūn ‘hill’.

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