The ancestors of the Waram family arrived in England
following the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The name Waram came from the Old French personal name Guarin
meaning to shelter or protect.
Early Origins of the Waram family
The surname Waram was first found in Devon
at Waringstown where the family are descended from John Waring who later settled in Ireland temp.
James I. It was there he founded another Waringstown, a village in County Armagh
. Waring's son, Samuel, brought Flemish
weavers to the village, built Huguenot style cottages for them, some of which survive today. The patriarch of the family was Miles Sire de Guerin, who came to England
with William the Conqueror in 1066. CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
He was originally a vassal of the Odo, the Bishop of Bayeaux.
Early History of the Waram family
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Waram 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 Waring, Wareing, Waringe, Wearing and others.
Early Notables of the Waram family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Waram family to Ireland
Some of the Waram family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 82 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Waram 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 Waram or a variant listed above: Nathanial Waring and his wife who settled in Maryland in 1699; Richard Waring settled in Barbados in 1654; John Warin settled in New England
in 1662; C. M. Waring arrived in Baltimore Maryland in 1823..