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The surname Warnecke was first found in Ayrshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Inbhir Àir), formerly a county in the southwestern Strathclyde region of Scotland, that today makes up the Council Areas of South, East, and North Ayrshire, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say before the Norman invasion of 1066. They were originally a sept of the Grahams and known as the Mac-Gille-Warnocks, and gave their name to the parish of Gaitgillmakkilwernock in Kirkcudbrightshire. The Clan was more properly known as the MacIlvernocks.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Warnock, MacGilvernock, Warnick, Warnoch, McIlvernock, M'Illvernoche and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Warnecke research. Another 168 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1185, 1320, 1489, 1602, and 1688 are included under the topic Early Warnecke History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Warnecke Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Warnecke family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 264 words (19 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Warnecke Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Warnecke Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Warnecke Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
Warnecke Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
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: Ne oublie
Motto Translation: Don't forget.
The Warnecke Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Warnecke Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
This page was last modified on 3 August 2013 at 05:57.