Warnick History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Warnick family

The surname Warnick 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 (hence the same escallops and colours as the Graham Coat of Arms) 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.

Some of the first records of the family include: Robert Warnot (probably the same name) who had a remission for his share in holding Dumbarton Castle against the king in 1489 and Andree Warnoche in Lanark who had a remission in 1505. Later, James Warnok was a witness in Ayrshire in 1562. [1]

Early History of the Warnick family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Warnick research. Another 89 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1185, 1320, 1688, 1489, 1602 and are included under the topic Early Warnick History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Warnick Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Warnock, MacGilvernock, Warnick, Warnoch, McIlvernock, M'Illvernoche and many more.

Early Notables of the Warnick family (pre 1700)

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Warnick Ranking

In the United States, the name Warnick is the 13,611st most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [2]

Ireland Migration of the Warnick family to Ireland

Some of the Warnick family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 81 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Warnick migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Warnick Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Daniel and William Warnick, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1806
  • Richard Warnick, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1851 [3]
  • John George Warnick, who arrived in Arkansas in 1886 [3]
Warnick Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Mary Warnick, aged 26, who immigrated to America from Sligo, in 1903
  • George R. Warnick, who landed in America, in 1908
  • David Warnick, aged 25, who immigrated to the United States from Ballymoney, Ireland, in 1911
  • Dora Warnick, aged 24, who landed in America from Glasgow, Scotland, in 1912
  • Hannah Warnick, aged 35, who immigrated to the United States from Glasgow, Scotland, in 1912
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Canada Warnick migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Warnick Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
  • George Warnick, aged 46, who immigrated to Toronto, Canada, in 1910
  • Nelly Warnick, aged 39, who immigrated to Toronto, Canada, in 1910
  • George Warnick, aged 36, who landed in St. John's Newfoundland, in 1913

Contemporary Notables of the name Warnick (post 1700) +

  • Judith Warnick, American politician of the Republican Party
  • Kim Warnick (b. 1959), American musician, co-founder, bassist, and lead vocalist of the Seattle band Fastbacks
  • Virginia Warnick, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1972 [4]
  • Spencer K. Warnick, American politician, Member of New York State Senate 27th District, 1903-06 [4]
  • Jon Warnick, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Colorado, 2012 [4]
  • David Warnick, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Idaho, 1972 [4]
  • Warnick K. Kernan, American politician, Delegate to New York convention to ratify 21st amendment, 1933 [5]


The Warnick Motto +

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.


  1. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
  2. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  3. ^ 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)
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 26) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  5. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 6) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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