The surname Warnes 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
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
or Warne in Marytavy in Devon
Harrison, Henry, Surnames of the United Kingdom: A Concise Etymological Dictionary Baltimore: Geneological Publishing Company, 2013. Print
Early Origins of the Warnes family
The surname Warnes was first found in Somerset
. Alternatively the name could have been "from Cornish guernen, an alder-tree." CITATION[CLOSE]
Charnock, Richard, Stephen, Ludus Patronymicus of The Etymology of Curious Surnames. London: Trubner & Co., 60 Paternoster Row, 1868. Print. 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." 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. 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.) 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 Warnes family
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Warnes Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Warne, Warnes, Warn, Wearn, Wearne and others.
Early Notables of the Warnes family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Warnes family to Ireland
Some of the Warnes family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Warnes family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Warnes Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Elizabeth Warnes, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Condor" in 1851 CITATION[CLOSE]
State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CONDOR 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Condor.htm
- Robert Warnes, aged 37, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Caroline" CITATION[CLOSE]
South Australian Register Thursday 26th April 1855. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Caroline 1855. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/caroline1855.shtml
Warnes Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Emma Warnes, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ashburton" in 1857
- John Warnes, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Hasquina" in 1870
- Henry Warnes, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Hasquina" in 1870
- Jane Warnes, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Hasquina" in 1870