Wariner is a name of ancient Norman origin. It arrived in England
with the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Wariner family lived in Wiltshire
. Their name, however, is a reference to Garenne, Normandy
, the family's place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest
Early Origins of the Wariner family
The surname Wariner was first found in Wiltshire
where they held a family seat
from early times, where they were Lords of the manor of Conock, and were from Garenne in Normandy
, and Warrener of Warrener is mentioned on the Honour Rolls of the Battle Abbey as being in Hastings at 1066. They later became the Earls of Surrey
in 1089 but the title was forfeited. They retained their lands of Warrener in Wiltshire
until the time of King John in 1201.
Early History of the Wariner family
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Wariner Spelling Variations
Endless spelling variations
are a prevailing characteristic of Norman surnames. Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules, and the introduction of Norman French added an unfamiliar ingredient to the English linguistic stew. French and Latin, the languages of the court, also influenced spellings. Finally, Medieval scribes generally spelled words according to how they sounded, so one person was often referred to by different spellings in different documents. The name has been spelled Warrender, Warrander, Warrener and others.
Early Notables of the Wariner family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Wariner family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the political and religious persecution within England
at the time, many English families left for the various British colonies abroad. The voyage was extremely difficult, though, and the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving. But for those who made it, the trip was most often worth it. Many of the families who arrived went on to make valuable contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families reveals a number of immigrants bearing the name Wariner or a variant listed above: John Warrener who arrived in New York in 1820.
Contemporary Notables of the name Wariner (post 1700)
- Jeremy Mathew Wariner (b. 1984), American ten-time gold medalist track athlete
- Steven Noel "Steve" Wariner (b. 1954), American country music singer, songwriter and guitarist, inducted into the Music City Walk of Fame in Nashville in 2008
The Wariner 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: Industria evehit
Motto Translation: Industry promotes