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Where did the English Warner family come from? What is the English Warner family crest and coat of arms? When did the Warner family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Warner family history?The origins of the name Warner are from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It is derived from Warnier, a Germanic personal name. It is composed of two elements: warin, which means guard; and hari, which means soldier. Such militaristic names were popular in the early Middle Ages in Europe, which is not surprising given that Europe was in a semi-permanent state of warfare throughout the Middle Ages.
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Warner family name include Warner, Warnar, Warnere and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Warner research. Another 223 words(16 lines of text) covering the years 1638, 1670, 1558, 1609, 1580, 1649, 1624, 1581, 1666, 1637, 1666, 1667, 1659, 1628, 1692, 1642, 1681, 1676 and 1677 are included under the topic Early Warner History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 179 words(13 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Warner Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Warner family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 43 words(3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Warner surname or a spelling variation of the name include:
Warner Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
Warner Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Warner Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Non nobis tantum nati
Motto Translation: We are not born for ourselves alone.
The Warner Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Warner Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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