Waran is a name of ancient Norman origin. It arrived in England
with the Norman Conquest
of 1066. Waran is a name that comes from the Old French personal name Guarin
meaning to shelter or protect.
Early Origins of the Waran family
The surname Waran 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 Waran family
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Waran Spelling Variations
Anglo-Norman names are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations
. When the Normans
became the ruling people of England
in the 11th century, they introduced a new language into a society where the main languages of Old and later Middle English had no definite spelling rules. These languages were more often spoken than written, so they blended freely with one another. Contributing to this mixing of tongues was the fact that medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, ensuring that a person's name would appear differently in nearly every document in which it was recorded. The name has been spelled Waring, Wareing, Waringe, Wearing and others.
Early Notables of the Waran family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Waran family to Ireland
Some of the Waran 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 and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Waran family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that plagued their homeland made the frontiers of the New World an attractive prospect. Thousands migrated, aboard cramped disease-ridden ships. They arrived sick, poor, and hungry, but were welcomed in many cases with far greater opportunity than at home in England
. Many of these hardy settlers went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Among early immigrants bearing the name Waran or a variant listed above were: 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..