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Warnier History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The German surname Warnier emerged in the lands that formed the modern state of Lower Saxony, which is presently bordered by the North Sea, the Hartz mountains and the Elbe and Ems rivers. Lower Saxony was previously a medieval Saxon dukedom. German surnames developed at a time when most of Lower Saxony, and most of the German provinces, were states of the Holy Roman Empire. At first people used only a single name, but as the population grew and people began to travel, they began to find it necessary to take on an additional name to more clearly identify themselves.

Early Origins of the Warnier family


The surname Warnier was first found in Lower Saxony, where the family gained a significant reputation for their contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. Branches of this estimable family held estates near Hanover, at Trebitsch in Silesia, and at Tolitz in Pomerania. The oldest form of the name is Werneke or Werner, but, in northern areas especially around Hamburg, it changed to Warner by around 1300. Chronicles first mention Herman Werneking of Hanover in 1497.

Early History of the Warnier family


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Warnier Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Werner, Warner, Warners, Werners, Wernere, Wernerer, Waerner, Warncke, Warnke (Hamburg), Werneke, Warnken, Warnke, Warneking (Westphalia) and many more.

Early Notables of the Warnier family (pre 1700)


Notables of the time included Zacharias Werner (1768-1823), who was a controversial dramatist. Abraham Gottlieb Werner (1750-1817) was a famous mineralogist and is considered to be the founder of geology. He influenced generations of prominent scientists while teaching at the mining...
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Migration of the Warnier family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Warnier Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • M. Warnier, aged 28, who settled in America, in 1893
  • Maurice Warnier, aged 29, who emigrated to the United States, in 1894
  • Maurice Warnier, aged 39, who landed in America, in 1896
  • Miss M. T. Warnier, aged 22, who emigrated to America, in 1896

Warnier Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Rose Warnier, aged 30, who emigrated to the United States from Paris, France, in 1911
  • Rene Warnier, aged 23, who landed in America from Hanchek Belgium, in 1913
  • Jacques Warnier, aged 45, who landed in America from Nenyel, Luxemberg, in 1914
  • Leopold Warnier, aged 46, who emigrated to the United States from Tamines, Belgium, in 1919
  • Florenti Warnier, aged 15, who settled in America from Tamines, Belgium, in 1919

Contemporary Notables of the name Warnier (post 1700)


  • Jean-Dominique Warnier, co-developer of the Warnier/Orr diagram, a hierarchical flowchart

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