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Where did the English Warring family come from? What is the English Warring family crest and coat of arms? When did the Warring family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Warring family history?The vast movement of people that followed the Norman Conquest of England in 1066 brought the Warring family name to the British Isles. Warring comes from the Old French personal name Guarin meaning to shelter or protect.
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 Waring, Wareing, Waringe, Wearing and others.
First found in Devon where they held a family seat from ancient times, the patriarch of the family being Miles Sire de Guerin, who came to England with William the Conqueror in 1066. He was originally a vassal of the Odo, the Bishop of Bayeaux.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Warring research. Another 131 words(9 lines of text) covering the years 1638, 1687, 1660, 1681, 1685 and 1687 are included under the topic Early Warring History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 39 words(3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Warring Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Warring family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 151 words(11 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 Warring or a variant listed above:
Warring Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
Warring Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Warring Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Warring Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Warring 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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