Warey History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Warey family

The surname Warey was first found in Norfolk where one of the first records of the name was Guericus, Gueri who was listed in the Domesday Book of 1086. [1]

Almost one hundred years later Werri de Marinis was listed in Yorkshire in 1166 and a few years after that Werreis de Pilledona was listed in the Pipe Rolls of Dorset in 1179. [2]

Henry Werreys was Mayor of Sandwich in 1270. [3]

The Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379 list Thomas Gery and Gerri de Planastre in Oxfordshire, and the following in Cambridgeshire: Warrin Gery; Werry de Cadamo; Herry Werri; and Peter Werri. [4]

Early History of the Warey family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Warey research. Another 230 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1455, 1487, 1380, 1753, 1347, 1347, 1360, 1377, 1616, 1630, 1660, 1839, 1886, 1649, 1730, 1688 and 1713 are included under the topic Early Warey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Warey Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Gery, Warre, Werre, Gerry, Werry, Warry, Warriss and many more.

Early Notables of the Warey family (pre 1700)

Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Warey Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Warey migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Warey Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Mr. John Warey, (b. 1805), aged 27, Cornish farmer departing from Plymouth aboard the ship “Andromeda” arriving in the United States on 10th May 1832 [5]
  • Mrs. Mary Warey, (b. 1805), aged 27, Cornish settler departing from Plymouth aboard the ship “Andromeda” arriving in the United States on 10th May 1832 [5]


The Warey Motto +

The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Je trouve bien
Motto Translation: I find good.


  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  3. ^ Cleveland, Dutchess of The Battle Abbey Roll with some Account of the Norman Lineages. London: John Murray, Abermarle Street, 1889. Print. Volume 3 of 3
  4. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  5. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 30). Emigrants to New York 1820 - 1891 [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_new_york_1820_1891.pdf


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