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The name Wareham is an old Anglo-Saxon name. It comes from when a family lived in the settlement of Wareham in Dorset or in either of the places called Warham in Herefordshire or Norfolk. The surname Wareham belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Wareham Early Origins



The surname Wareham was first found in Dorset where they were Lords of the manor of Wareham. Today Wareham (Wareham Town) is a town and civil parish, in Dorset situated on the River Frome eight miles (13 km) southwest of Poole. The older streets of the town date back to Roman times. Town walls and ancient earth ramparts still surround the town which were built by Alfred the Great in the 9th century. Historically, the town was a Saxon royal burial place, notably that of King Beorhtric ( c. 800) and Edward the Martyr (c. 978). Like many other towns of Dorset, fishing was an important way of life that led many to the New World in search of better fishing grounds. Wareham Priory was a priory in Dorset, and may have dated back to the Saxons in 672. The site is now home to the Priory Hotel. "The ancient mansion of Dinton Hall [in Dinton, Buckinghamshire] was probably erected by William de Wareham, Archbishop of Canterbury, his name, and his arms quartered with those of the see of Canterbury, frequently occurring in the old painted-glass windows." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Wareham Spelling Variations


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Wareham Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Wareham were recorded, including Warham, Wareham and others.

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Wareham Early History


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Wareham Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wareham research. Another 269 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1222, 1450, 1532, 1502, 1504, 1532, 1655, 1450 and 1532 are included under the topic Early Wareham History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wareham Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wareham Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Wareham Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wareham In Ireland


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Wareham In Ireland



Some of the Wareham family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Wareham family emigrate to North America:

Wareham Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Thomas Wareham, who landed in Virginia in 1702
  • Thomas Wareham, who arrived in Virginia in 1714
  • William Wareham, who landed in America in 1764
  • John Wareham, who arrived in New York in 1794

Wareham Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Wareham settled in Philadelphia in 1828

Wareham Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Bayfeild Wareham, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750

Wareham Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Louisa Wareham arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Morley" in 1840 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) MORLEY 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Morley.htm

Wareham Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Wareham arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Endymion" in 1873

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Contemporary Notables of the name Wareham (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Wareham (post 1700)



  • Dean Wareham (b. 1963), New Zealand born, American musician, known for his work with Galaxie 500, Luna and Dean and Britta
  • John "Jack" Wareham (1901-1984), English footballer
  • John Wareham (b. 1903), English footballer
  • Andrew Wareham, British historian
  • Pete Wareham, British saxophonist
  • Arthur Wareham (1908-1985), Past Editor of the Daily Mail, Chairman of Arthur Wareham Asso c. Ltd

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Wareham Historic Events


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Wareham Historic Events




RMS Titanic

  • Mr. Robert Arthur Wareham (d. 1912), aged 36, English First Class Bedroom Steward from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking and was recovered by CS Mackay-Bennett

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) MORLEY 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Morley.htm

Other References

  1. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  2. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  3. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  5. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  6. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  7. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  8. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
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The Wareham Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wareham 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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