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Warn History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The surname Warn likely is derived from the place name Wearne, a hamlet, in the parish of Huish-Episcopi, poor-law union of Langport, E. division of the hundred of Kingsbury in Somerset, [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
or Warne in Marytavy in Devon. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Harrison, Henry, Surnames of the United Kingdom: A Concise Etymological Dictionary Baltimore: Geneological Publishing Company, 2013. Print


Early Origins of the Warn family


The surname Warn was first found in Somerset or Devon. Alternatively the name could have been "from Cornish guernen, an alder-tree." [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Charnock, Richard, Stephen, Ludus Patronymicus of The Etymology of Curious Surnames. London: Trubner & Co., 60 Paternoster Row, 1868. Print.
[4]CITATION[CLOSE]
Arthur, William , An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names. London: 1857. Print
Another source claims the name was "a curt pronunciation of Warren." [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.

The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 listed Roger Warne in Norfolk, and the following in Somerset: Jervase de Werne; John de Werne and Alexander atte Werne. [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
Kirby's Quest listed: Gervase de Werne as residing in Somerset, 1 Edward III (during the first years of Edward III's reign.) [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
Dickinson, F.H., Kirby's Quest for Somerset of 16th of Edward the 3rd London: Harrison and Sons, Printers in Ordinary to Her Majesty, St, Martin's Lane, 1889. Print.


Early History of the Warn family


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Warn Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Warne, Warnes, Warn, Wearn, Wearne and others.

Early Notables of the Warn family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Warn family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Warn Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Jame Warn, who landed in New Orleans in 1849
  • A Warn, aged 30, who landed in America, in 1892
  • Emily Warn, aged 32, who settled in America from Liverpool, in 1892
  • Fred Warn, aged 6, who landed in America from Liverpool, in 1892

Warn Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Goerge John Warn, aged 32, who emigrated to the United States from Dublin, Ireland, in 1911
  • Francis Richard Warn, aged 5, who emigrated to America from Dublin, Ireland, in 1911
  • Esther Warn, aged 24, who emigrated to the United States from Grimsby, England, in 1913
  • Florence Warn, aged 3, who landed in America from Callington, England, in 1913
  • Horace Warn, aged 20, who settled in America from Callington, England, in 1913
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Warn Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Robert Warn, aged 37, who arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Florentia" [8]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) FLORENTIA 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Florentia.htm
  • Robert Warn, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Florentia" in 1849 [8]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) FLORENTIA 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Florentia.htm
  • John Warn, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Mary Ann" in 1849 [9]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The MARY ANN 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849MaryAnn.htm

Warn Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William Warn, aged 21, a carpenter, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "La Hogue" in 1874

Contemporary Notables of the name Warn (post 1700)


  • Jesse Warn, American television director, known for his work on Spartacus, The Originals, Arrow and The Flash
  • Bob Warn, Indiana State University baseball coach, eponym of Bob Warn Field at Sycamore Stadium
  • Emily Warn, American poet
  • Sarah Warn, American writer, former editor of entertainment website AfterEllen.com
  • Christopher Warn (b. 1979), English former cricketer
  • Julie Anne Warn AM (b. 1953), Australian academic and performing arts administrator, current Director of the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts at Edith Cowan University
  • Jayden Warn OAM (b. 1994), Australian gold medalist wheelchair rugby player at the 2016 Rio Paralympics
  • Patricia Pauline "Patti" Warn (b. 1944), former Australian trade unionist and political staffer, the first female president of the Tasmanian branch of the Australian Labor Party (1976-1980)

Historic Events for the Warn family



HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Reginald Theodore Warn, British Corporal, who sailed into battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking [10]CITATION[CLOSE]
    HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html

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Citations


  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Harrison, Henry, Surnames of the United Kingdom: A Concise Etymological Dictionary Baltimore: Geneological Publishing Company, 2013. Print
  3. ^ Charnock, Richard, Stephen, Ludus Patronymicus of The Etymology of Curious Surnames. London: Trubner & Co., 60 Paternoster Row, 1868. Print.
  4. ^ Arthur, William , An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names. London: 1857. Print
  5. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  6. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  7. ^ Dickinson, F.H., Kirby's Quest for Somerset of 16th of Edward the 3rd London: Harrison and Sons, Printers in Ordinary to Her Majesty, St, Martin's Lane, 1889. Print.
  8. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) FLORENTIA 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Florentia.htm
  9. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The MARY ANN 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849MaryAnn.htm
  10. ^ HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html

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