Meaning and Origin of: Vaden

Family name origins & meanings

  • Apparently of English origin, but of unexplained etymology.
  • Swedish (Vadén) : probably an ornamental name from the place-name element vad-‘ford’ + the adjectival suffix -én, from Latin-enius.
  • The earliest recorded bearer of this name in North America is Henry Vaden (1663–1729), of Chesterfield Co., VA.