Warriner History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancestors of the Warriner family brought their name to England in the wave of migration after the Norman Conquest of 1066. 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 Warriner family

The surname Warriner 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 Warriner family

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Warriner Spelling Variations

Before the last few hundred years the English language had no fixed system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations occurred commonly in Anglo Norman surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Warriner were recorded, including Warrender, Warrander, Warrener and others.

Early Notables of the Warriner family (pre 1700)

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Warriner Ranking

In the United States, the name Warriner is the 11,767th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]

United States Warriner migration to the United States +

The unstable environment in England at this time caused numerous families to board ships and leave in search of opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad in places like Ireland, Australia, and particularly the New World. The voyage was extremely difficult, however, and only taken at great expense. The cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels caused many to arrive diseased and starving, not to mention destitute from the enormous cost. Still opportunity in the emerging nations of Canada and the United States was far greater than at home and many went on to make important contributions to the cultures of their adopted countries. An examination of many early immigration records reveals that people bearing the name Warriner arrived in North America very early:

Warriner Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • William Warriner, who arrived in New England in 1638 [2]
Warriner Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Thomas Warriner, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851 [2]

Australia Warriner migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Warriner Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. George Samuel Warriner, (Warriner), British convict who was convicted in Middlesex, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Calcutta" in February 1803, arriving in New South Wales, Australia [3]
  • Mr. William Warriner, (b. 1798), aged 21, English convict who was convicted in Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Dromedary" on 11th September 1819, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land), he died in 1822 [4]

Contemporary Notables of the name Warriner (post 1700) +

  • Leroy Warriner (1919-2003), American racing driver, inducted into the National Midget Auto Racing Hall of Fame
  • David Dortch Warriner (1929-1986), United States federal judge on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • Michael Henry Warriner (1908-1986), English gold medalist rower at the 1928 Summer Olympics
  • Steve Warriner, English former professional footballer
  • Samantha Warriner (b. 1971), New Zealand gold, silver and two-time bronze medalist triathlete and Olympian
  • Frederick Edgar Warriner (1884-1966), Canadian politician, 34th Mayor of Winnipeg in 1937

HMS Royal Oak
  • Edward Benjamin Warriner (1910-1939), British Leading Seaman with the Royal Navy aboard the HMS Royal Oak (1939) when she was torpedoed by U-47 and sunk; he died in the sinking [5]
USS Arizona
  • Mr. Russell W. Warriner, American Seaman First Class working aboard the ship "USS Arizona" when she sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7th December 1941, he survived the sinking [6]
  • Mr. Kenneth T. Warriner, American Seaman Second Class working aboard the ship "USS Arizona" when she sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7th December 1941, he survived the sinking [6]

The Warriner 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

Suggested Readings for the name Warriner +

  • The Colonial and European Ancestry of Julia Adealide Warriner (1853-1883) by Richard L. Dickson.

  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 25th November 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/calcutta
  4. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 16th July 2021). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/dromedary
  5. ^ Ships hit by U-boats crew list HMS Royal Oak (08) - (Retrieved 2018 February, 9th) - retrieved from https://uboat.net/allies/merchants/crews/ship68.html
  6. ^ Pearl Harbour: USS Arizona Casualties List Pearl Harbour December 7, 1941. (Retrieved 2018, July 31st). Retrieved from http://pearl-harbor.com/arizona/casualtylist.html

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