Warner History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The German surname Warner emerged in the lands that formed the modern state of Lower Saxony, which is presently bordered by the North Sea, the Hartz mountains and the Elbe and Ems rivers. Lower Saxony was previously a medieval Saxon dukedom. German surnames developed at a time when most of Lower Saxony, and most of the German provinces, were states of the Holy Roman Empire. At first people used only a single name, but as the population grew and people began to travel, they began to find it necessary to take on an additional name to more clearly identify themselves.

Early Origins of the Warner family

The surname Warner was first found in Lower Saxony, where the family gained a significant reputation for their contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. Branches of this estimable family held estates near Hanover, at Trebitsch in Silesia, and at Tolitz in Pomerania. The oldest form of the name is Werneke or Werner, but, in northern areas especially around Hamburg, it changed to Warner by around 1300. Chronicles first mention Herman Werneking of Hanover in 1497.

Important Dates for the Warner family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Warner research. Another 189 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1646, 1818, 1718, 1805, 1759, 1829, 1791, 1687, 1768, 1823, 1750, 1817, 1693, 1766, 1761, 1637 and 1710 are included under the topic Early Warner History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Warner Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Werner, Warner, Warners, Werners, Wernere, Wernerer, Waerner, Warncke, Warnke (Hamburg), Werneke, Warnken, Warnke, Warneking (Westphalia) and many more.

Early Notables of the Warner family (pre 1700)

Notables of the time included Zacharias Werner (1768-1823), who was a controversial dramatist. Abraham Gottlieb Werner (1750-1817) was a famous mineralogist and is considered to be the founder of geology. He influenced generations of prominent scientists while teaching at the mining...
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Warner migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Warner Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Augustine Warner, who arrived in Virginia in 1628 [1]
  • Andrew Warner, who settled in Nantasket Massachusetts in 1631
  • William Warner, who settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1631
  • Andrew Warner, who landed in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1632 [1]
  • Cyprian Warner, who settled in Virginia in 1635
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Warner Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Barbara Warner, who arrived in Virginia in 1714 [1]
  • Hendrich Warner, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1729 [1]
  • Johann Adam Warner, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1733
  • Andreas Warner, who settled in Philadelphia in 1734
  • Henrick Warner, who landed in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania in 1741 [1]
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Warner Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Jeremiah Warner, aged 35, who arrived in New York in 1800 [1]
  • Edward Warner, who arrived in New York in 1834 [1]
  • Christian Warner, who landed in Maryland in 1838 [1]
  • Freid Ludwig Warner, who settled in Baltimore in 1840
  • George Warner, who landed in Somerset County, Pennsylvania in 1844 [1]
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Warner migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Warner Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Christopher Warner, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1749-1752
  • Mr. Christian Warner U.E., (Christeyan, Wanner) who settled in Canada c. 1784 [2]
  • Sgt. Christian Warner U.E. who settled in Home District [York County], Ontario c. 1784 [2]
  • Mr. Christoper Warner U.E., (Christian) who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1784 he became a Freeman in 1785 was a Baker [2]
  • Mr. Conradt Warner U.E. who settled in Eastern District [Cornwall], Ontario c. 1784 [2]
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Warner Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Cyrus Warner, who arrived in Canada in 1830
  • Henry Warner, who arrived in Canada in 1831

Warner migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Warner Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Francis Warner, English convict from Nottingham, who was transported aboard the "Arab" on July 3, 1822, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [3]
  • Thomas Warner, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Rapid" in 1838 [4]
  • William Warner, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Rapid" in 1838 [4]
  • Joseph James Warner, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Anna Robertson" in 1839 [5]
  • Mary Warner, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Anna Robertson" in 1839 [5]
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Warner migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Warner Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Richard Warner, who landed in Nelson, New Zealand in 1842
  • Richard Warner, aged 23, a blacksmith, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Olympus" in 1842
  • Eliza Warner, aged 23, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Olympus" in 1842
  • Richard Warner, aged 1, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Olympus" in 1842
  • Horatio Nelson Warner, who landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1843
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Contemporary Notables of the name Warner (post 1700)

  • Daniel Lawrence "Dan" Warner (1971-2019), American Grammy Award- and Latin Grammy Award-winning guitarist, producer and songwriter
  • Jack Warner (b. 1940), American Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Harry Warner (1881-1958), American studio executive, one of the founders of Warner Bros. Studios
  • Aaron "Albert" Warner (1883-1967), Polish-born American film executive, one of the founders of Warner Bros. Studios
  • Jack Leonard Warner (1892-1978), American president and driving force behind the highly successful development of Warner Brothers Studios in Hollywood
  • Corporal Henry F Warner (1923-1944), American Army soldier awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor in 1944
  • William Lloyd Warner (1898-1970), American anthropologist
  • William W. Warner (1920-2008), American biologist and writer awarded the 1977 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction
  • Susan Bogert Warner (1819-1885), American novelist
  • Charles Dudley Warner (1829-1900), American writer
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Historic Events for the Warner family

Halifax Explosion
  • Mr. John Edward  Warner (1887-1917), Canadian resident from Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the explosion [6]
HMS Repulse
  • Mr. William Robert Warner (1921-1942), English Able Bodied Seaman from Colchester, Essex, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking, also sailed aboard the HMS Sultan, died as a prisoner of war in 1942 [7]
HMS Royal Oak
  • Leonard John Warner (d. 1939), British Shipwright 4th Class with the Royal Navy aboard the HMS Royal Oak when she was torpedoed by U-47 and sunk; he died in the sinking [8]
RMS Lusitania
  • Mr. Tertius Selwyn Warner, Canadian 2nd Class passenger from London, Ontario, Canada, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking [9]

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Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  3. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Arab voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1822 with 155 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/arab/1822
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RAPID 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Rapid.gif
  5. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ANNA ROBERTSON 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839AnnaRobertson.htm
  6. ^ Halifax Explosion Book of Remembrance | Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. (Retrieved 2014, June 23) . Retrieved from https://maritimemuseum.novascotia.ca/what-see-do/halifax-explosion/halifax-explosion-book-remembrance
  7. ^ HMS Repulse Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listrepulsecrew.html
  8. ^ Ships hit by U-boats crew list HMS Royal Oak (08) - (Retrieved 2018 February, 9th) - retrieved from https://uboat.net/allies/merchants/crews/ship68.html
  9. ^ Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 6) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/
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