Warrne History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The surname Warrne likely is derived from the place name Wearne, a hamlet, in the parish of Huish-Episcopi, poor-law union of Langport, E. division of the hundred of Kingsbury in Somerset, [1] or Warne in Marytavy in Devon. [2]

Early Origins of the Warrne family

The surname Warrne was first found in Somerset or Devon. Alternatively the name could have been "from Cornish guernen, an alder-tree." [3] [4] Another source claims the name was "a curt pronunciation of Warren." [5]

The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 listed Roger Warne in Norfolk, and the following in Somerset: Jervase de Werne; John de Werne and Alexander atte Werne. [6] Kirby's Quest listed: Gervase de Werne as residing in Somerset, 1 Edward III (during the first years of Edward III's reign.) [7]

Early History of the Warrne family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Warrne research. Another 25 words (2 lines of text) covering the years 1524 and 1545 are included under the topic Early Warrne History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Warrne Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Warne, Warnes, Warn, Wearn, Wearne and others.

Early Notables of the Warrne family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Warrne family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Thomas Warne, who was granted land in Virginia in 1636; Francis Warne, who settled in Virginia in 1657; Richard Warn and John Wearne, who were sent to America as emigrants in bondage in 1752 and 1758.



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Harrison, Henry, Surnames of the United Kingdom: A Concise Etymological Dictionary Baltimore: Geneological Publishing Company, 2013. Print
  3. ^ Charnock, Richard, Stephen, Ludus Patronymicus of The Etymology of Curious Surnames. London: Trubner & Co., 60 Paternoster Row, 1868. Print.
  4. ^ Arthur, William , An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names. London: 1857. Print
  5. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  6. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  7. ^ Dickinson, F.H., Kirby's Quest for Somerset of 16th of Edward the 3rd London: Harrison and Sons, Printers in Ordinary to Her Majesty, St, Martin's Lane, 1889. Print.


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