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Where did the English Warren family come from? What is the English Warren family crest and coat of arms? When did the Warren family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Warren family history?The Norman Conquest of England in 1066 added many new elements to an already vibrant culture. Among these were thousands of new names. The Warren family lived in Sussex. Their name, however, is a reference to Varrenne, Normandy, the family's place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest of England in 1066. Despite this name's resemblance to the Germanic Guarin, often translated as Warin, the names are not thought to be related.
Endless spelling variations are a prevailing characteristic of Norman surnames. Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules, and the introduction of Norman French added an unfamiliar ingredient to the English linguistic stew. French and Latin, the languages of the court, also influenced spellings. Finally, Medieval scribes generally spelled words according to how they sounded, so one person was often referred to by different spellings in different documents. The name has been spelled Warren, Warrene and others.
First found in Sussex where they had been granted lands by King William for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings. They were originally the ancient Earls of Varrenne of de Sancto Martino in Normandy.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Warren research. Another 323 words(23 lines of text) covering the years 1138, 1148, 1399, 1563, 1609, 1580, 1628 and 1620 are included under the topic Early Warren History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 43 words(3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Warren Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Warren family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 93 words(7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
To escape the political and religious persecution within England at the time, many English families left for the various British colonies abroad. The voyage was extremely difficult, though, and the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving. But for those who made it, the trip was most often worth it. Many of the families who arrived went on to make valuable contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families reveals a number of immigrants bearing the name Warren or a variant listed above:
Warren Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
Warren Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Warren Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
Warren Settlers in the United States in the 20th 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: Leo de juda est robur nostrum
Motto Translation: The Lion of Judah is our strength.
The Warren Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Warren 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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