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The German surname Warnke 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.

Warnke Early Origins



The surname Warnke 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.

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Warnke Spelling Variations


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Warnke 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.

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Warnke Early History


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Warnke Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Warnke research. Another 377 words (27 lines of text) covering the years 1646, 1818, 1718, 1805, 1759, 1829, 1791, 1687, 1768, 1823, 1750, 1817, 1693, 1766, 1761, 1637 and 1710 are included under the topic Early Warnke History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Warnke Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Warnke Early Notables (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...

Another 40 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Warnke Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Christoff Werner, who emigrated to England or America with his wife and son in 1709; Christopher Werner arrived in New York State in 1710 at the age of 35.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Warnke (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Warnke (post 1700)



  • Reno A. Warnke, American Republican politician, Candidate for Missouri State House of Representatives from Morgan County, 1964
  • Curtis Warnke, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 1964
  • Christine Warnke, American Democrat politician, Member of Democratic National Committee from District of Columbia, 2004-08; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from District of Columbia, 2004, 2008
  • Paul Culliton Warnke (b. 1920), Chief Negotiator for Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) in 1977-78

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    4. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    5. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    6. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    7. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    8. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    9. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    10. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    11. ...

    The Warnke Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Warnke 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.

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