Warman History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Warman family

The surname Warman was first found in Staffordshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, before and after the Norman Conquest in 1066. It is believed to be descended from Wermund, an ancient Saxon name occurring in the genealogy of the Kings of Mercia.

Early History of the Warman family

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Warman Spelling Variations

It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Warman are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Warman include: Wardman, Warman, Wordman and others.

Early Notables of the Warman family (pre 1700)

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Warman Ranking

In the United States, the name Warman is the 9,486th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]


United States Warman migration to the United States +

Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Warman or a variant listed above:

Warman Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Dorathy Warman, who landed in Virginia in 1663 [2]
  • Peter Warman, who arrived in Virginia in 1665 [2]
  • David Warman, who arrived in Virginia in 1665 [2]
  • Stephen Warman, who landed in Virginia in 1666 [2]

Australia Warman migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Warman Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Miss Elizabeth Warman who was convicted in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England for 14 years, transported aboard the "Emma Eugenia" on 16th November 1843, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land) [3]

New Zealand Warman migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Warman Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. David Warman, (b. 1818), aged 40, British labourer and Engine Drive travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship "Zealandia" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 21st September 1858 [4]
  • Mrs. Sarah Ann Warman, (b. 1818), aged 40, English settler from Cambridgeshire travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship "Zealandia" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 21st September 1858 [4]
  • George Warman, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Zealandia" in 1874
  • Margaret Warman, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Zealandia" in 1874
  • Harriet Warman, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Zealandia" in 1874
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Contemporary Notables of the name Warman (post 1700) +

  • Captain Clive Wilson Warman (1892-1919), American World War I flying ace credited with twelve aerial victories, only American to receive the British Distinguished Service Order
  • Philip Roy Warman (b. 1950), English footballer
  • Stephen Nicholas Warman (b. 1967), former English cricketer
  • Kelly Warman (b. 1979), British film maker and artist
  • Desmond Warman, New Zealand former footballer
  • Arturo Warman Gryj (1937-2003), Mexican anthropologist
  • Frederic Sumpter Guy Warman (1872-1953), Anglican Bishop
  • Bob Warman (b. 1946), British television presenter


  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 31st March 2022). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/emma-eugenia
  4. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html


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