Early Origins of the Fitzwarin family
The surname Fitzwarin was first found in Yorkshire
where the original scion of the Fitzwarren name is somewhat of a mystery. It has been established that there was a FitzWarren at the Battle of Hastings by both Duchesne and Hollinshed. William de Warren whose father had been Ralph de Warren of St.Aubin le Cauf in Normandy
, the father of FitzWarren was a powerful Norman Baron
and was also present at Hastings and was granted many lordships, principally in Yorkshire
It was Norman custom to disallow the use of the father's surname whilst he was still alive, hence his son must have been FitzWarren. When William de Warren died he was succeeded by William de Warren II (previously FitzWarren). William de Warren II then became Earl of Warren and Surrey and married Elizabeth (daughter of the great Earl of Vermandois. However, it must be presumed to be a second marriage and that under his previous name FitzWarren he had progeny which would initiate the name FitzWarren who would become the Baron FitzWarren who would attend Parliament in 1295 and who held estates in Dorset, Somerset, Lancaster, and Whittington, Salop.
Some of the family held estates at Wantage in Berkshire since ancient times. "This town is celebrated as the birthplace, in 849, of Alfred the Great, and as a royal residence in the time of the West Saxons. It was made a borough after the Conquest, through the influence of Fulk Fitz-Warren, who had obtained a grant of the manor from Bigod, earl-marshal of England." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print. Continuing the search in Berkshire, early records of the family were found in the parish of Lambourn. "This place formed part of the dower of Ealswitha, queen of Alfred the Great, and continued in royal demesne under Edward the Confessor; after the Conquest it was given to the baronial family of Fitzwarren, at whose instance a market and three fairs were granted to it by Henry III." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Fitzwarin family
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Fitzwarin Spelling Variations
Multitudes of spelling variations
are a hallmark of Anglo Norman names. Most of these names evolved in the 11th and 12th century, in the time after the Normans
introduced their own Norman French language into a country where Old and Middle English had no spelling rules and the languages of the court were French and Latin. To make matters worse, medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, so names frequently appeared differently in the various documents in which they were recorded. The name was spelled FitzWarren, Fitzwaren, Fitzwarrine, Fitzwarine and many more.
Early Notables of the Fitzwarin family (pre 1700)
Outstanding amongst the family at this time was the Fitzwarren family of Derbyshire
. Sir Fulk FitxWarine was knighted by King Edward I
in 1306. Sir William was one of the founders of... Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Fitzwarin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Fitzwarin family to the New World and Oceana
Because of this political and religious unrest within English society, many people decided to immigrate to the colonies. Families left for Ireland
, North America, and Australia
in enormous numbers, traveling at high cost in extremely inhospitable conditions. The New World in particular was a desirable destination, but the long voyage caused many to arrive sick and starving. Those who made it, though, were welcomed by opportunities far greater than they had known at home in England
. Many of these families went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Fitzwarin or a variant listed above: bearers of the name who arrived beginning in the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..