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Warrender History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The vast movement of people that followed the Norman Conquest of England of 1066 brought the Warrender family name to the British Isles. They lived in Wiltshire. Their name, however, is a reference to Garenne, Normandy, the family's place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest of England in 1066.

Early Origins of the Warrender family


The surname Warrender was first found in Wiltshire where they held a family seat from early times, where they were Lords of the manor of Conock, and were from Garenne in Normandy, and Warrener of Warrener is mentioned on the Honour Rolls of the Battle Abbey as being in Hastings at 1066. They later became the Earls of Surrey in 1089 but the title was forfeited. They retained their lands of Warrener in Wiltshire until the time of King John in 1201.

Early History of the Warrender family


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Warrender Spelling Variations


A multitude of spelling variations characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Warrender, Warrander, Warrener and others.

Early Notables of the Warrender family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Warrender family to the New World and Oceana


Many English families left England, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Warrender or a variant listed above:

Warrender Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Alice Warrender, aged 54, who emigrated to the United States, in 1907
  • George E. Warrender, aged 45, who emigrated to the United States, in 1911
  • William Warrender, aged 19, who emigrated to the United States from Innerleven, Scotland, in 1913
  • Alex Warrender, aged 30, who emigrated to the United States from Glasgow, Scotland, in 1915
  • Christina Warrender, aged 59, who emigrated to the United States from Iserleasen, Scotland, in 1916
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Contemporary Notables of the name Warrender (post 1700)


  • Michael Warrender (b. 1949), 3rd Baron Bruntisfield, English peer
  • DSaniel "Danny" Warrender (b. 1986), former English professional footballer from Manchester
  • Victor Alexander George Anthony Warrender MC PC (1899-1993), 1st Baron Bruntisfield, British Conservative politician
  • Sir Patrick Warrender of Lochend (1731-1799), 3rd Baronet, Scottish soldier and politician
  • Sir George Warrender K.C.B. K.C.V.O. (1860-1917), 7th Baronet, Vice-Admiral in the British Royal Navy during World War I
  • Sir George Warrender PC, FRS (1782-1849), 4th Baronet, Scottish politician
  • Patrick Warrender (1731-1799), Scottish soldier and politician
  • John Warrender MC OBE TD (1921-2007), 2nd Baron Bruntisfield, Scottish soldier, farmer and Conservative politician
  • Jim Warrender, former New Zealand international footballer
  • Harold Warrender (1903-1953), British actor

The Warrender 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: Industria evehit
Motto Translation: Industry promotes


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