Warke History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Warke family

The surname Warke was first found in Northumberland where they held a family seat as Lords of the manor and Castle of Wark, from very ancient times, before the Norman Conquest, and showed allegiance to the Bishop of Durham. Henry Percy secured the Castle of Warkworth from Edward III in 1327. He was the Commander at Hallidon Hill and Nevill's Cross. Today Warkworth Castle is a ruined medieval building in Warkworth, Northumberland.

Early History of the Warke family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Warke research. Another 93 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1290, 1444, 1686, 1425, 1500, 1473, 1500, 1468 and 1446 are included under the topic Early Warke History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Warke Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Wark, Warke, Warkworth and others.

Early Notables of the Warke family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family name during their early history was Lord Wark of Wark Castle; and John Warkworth DD (c. 1425-1500), Master of Peterhouse, Cambridge (1473-1500), and a chronicler of Edward IV. "He was a man of unknown origin. He has been supposed to be a native of the diocese of Durham, and one John Warkworth, who...
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Ireland Migration of the Warke family to Ireland

Some of the Warke 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.


United States Warke migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Warke Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • H Warke, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1856 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Warke (post 1700) +

  • Robert Alexander Warke (1930-2021), Irish prelate, Bishop of Cork, Cloyne and Ross from 1988 to 1998


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)


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