Warre History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Warre family

The surname Warre was first found in Norfolk where one of the first records of the name was Guericus, Gueri who was listed in the Domesday Book of 1086. [1] Almost one hundred years later Werri de Marinis was listed in Yorkshire in 1166 and a few years after that Werreis de Pilledona was listed in the Pipe Rolls of Dorset in 1179. [2] The Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379 list Thomas Gery and Gerri de Planastre in Oxfordshire, and the following in Cambridgeshire: Warrin Gery; Werry de Cadamo; Herry Werri; and Peter Werri. [3]

Early History of the Warre family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Warre research. Another 230 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1455, 1487, 1380, 1753, 1347, 1347, 1360, 1377, 1616, 1630, 1660, 1839, 1886, 1649, 1730, 1688 and 1713 are included under the topic Early Warre History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Warre Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Gery, Warre, Werre, Gerry, Werry, Warry, Warriss and many more.

Early Notables of the Warre family (pre 1700)

Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Warre Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Warre migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Warre Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • John Warre, who landed in Maryland in 1673 [4]

Contemporary Notables of the name Warre (post 1700) +

  • Felix Warre OBE, MC, (1879-1953), English rower for Oxford, winner of the Silver Goblets at Henley Royal Regatta
  • Edmond Warre CB, CVO (1837-1920), English rower, born in London, head master of Eton College, father of Felix Warre
  • Lieutenant-General Sir Henry James Warre KCB (1819-1898), British Army officer, Commander of the 57th Regiment of Foot in the Crimean War
  • Sir William Warre (1784-1853), British Lieutenant-General, Colonel of the 94th foot, eldest son of James Warre of George Street, Hanover Square, London [5]
  • Coplestone Warre Bampfylde (d. 1791), English landscape painter, the only son of John Bampfylde, M.P. for Devon [6]
  • Francis Warre Warre-Cornish (1839-1916), British scholar and writer


The Warre 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: Je trouve bien
Motto Translation: I find good.


  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  3. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  4. ^ 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)
  5. ^ Wikisource contributors. "Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900." Wikisource . Wikisource , 4 Jun. 2018. Web. 30 Jan. 2019
  6. ^ Wikisource contributors. "Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900." Wikisource . Wikisource , 4 Jun. 2018. Web. 6 June 2019


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