The name Warrentin reached English shores for the first time with the ancestors of the Warrentin family as they migrated following the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Warrentin family lived in Wiltshire
. Their name, however, is a reference to Garenne, Normandy
, the family's place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest
Early Origins of the Warrentin family
The surname Warrentin 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 Warrentin family
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Warrentin Spelling Variations
Anglo-Norman names tend to be marked by an enormous number of spelling variations
. This is largely due to the fact that Old and Middle English lacked any spelling rules when Norman French was introduced in the 11th century. The languages of the English courts at that time were French and Latin. These various languages mixed quite freely in the evolving social milieu. The final element of this mix is that medieval scribes spelled words according to their sounds rather than any definite rules, so a name was often spelled in as many different ways as the number of documents it appeared in. The name was spelled Warrender, Warrander, Warrener and others.
Early Notables of the Warrentin family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Warrentin family to the New World and Oceana
Because of the political and religious discontent in England
, families began to migrate abroad in enormous numbers. Faced with persecution and starvation at home, the open frontiers and generally less oppressive social environment of the New World seemed tantalizing indeed to many English people. The trip was difficult, and not all made it unscathed, but many of those who did get to Canada and the United States made important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers with Warrentin name or one of its variants: John Warrener who arrived in New York in 1820.
The Warrentin 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