Warry History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Warry family

The surname Warry 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]

Henry Werreys was Mayor of Sandwich in 1270. [3]

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. [4]

Early History of the Warry family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Warry 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 Warry History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Warry Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Warry family (pre 1700)

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United States Warry migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Warry Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Robert Warry, who arrived in Maryland in 1667 [5]

Australia Warry migration to Australia +

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

Warry Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Charles Warry, English convict who was convicted in Bristol, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Emperor Alexander"on 6th April 1833, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land) [6]
  • Mr. Henry Warry, (b. 1818), aged 31, Cornish labourer from St. Austell, Cornwall, UK travelling aboard the ship "Duchess of Northum" arriving in Port Phillip, New South Wales, Australia on 15th January 1849 [7]
  • Mrs. Elizabeth Warry, (b. 1821), aged 28, Cornish settler from St. Austell, Cornwall, UK travelling aboard the ship "Duchess of Northum" arriving in Port Phillip, New South Wales, Australia on 15th January 1849 [7]
  • Mr. William Henry Warry, (b. 1845), aged 4, Cornish settler from St. Austell, Cornwall, UK travelling aboard the ship "Duchess of Northum" arriving in Port Phillip, New South Wales, Australia on 15th January 1849 [7]
  • Mr. Thomas Warry, (b. 1847), aged 2, Cornish settler from St. Austell, Cornwall, UK travelling aboard the ship "Duchess of Northum" arriving in Port Phillip, New South Wales, Australia on 15th January 1849 [7]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Warry (post 1700) +

  • Jillian Marie Warry (b. 1996), birth name of Canadian actress, television hostess, and radio host Jillian Marie Barberie, also known as Jillian Reynolds by marriage
  • Richard Symes Warry (b. 1857), Australian cricketer who played for the Queensland cricket team
  • Thomas Symes Warry (b. 1854), Australian cricketer who played for the Maryborough cricket team
  • Richard Symes Warry (1829-1891), English-born, Australian alderman and mayor of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
  • Thomas Symes Warry (b. 1864), English-born, Australian pioneer chemist and politician, Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly, brother of Richard Symes Warry
  • Martin Warry (b. 1977), former Australian rules footballer who played from 1995 to 1996 for Fitzroy


The Warry 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. ^ Cleveland, Dutchess of The Battle Abbey Roll with some Account of the Norman Lineages. London: John Murray, Abermarle Street, 1889. Print. Volume 3 of 3
  4. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  5. ^ 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)
  6. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 11th April 2022). https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/emperor-alexander
  7. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, May 30). Ships' Passenger Lists of Arrivals in New South Wales on (1828 - 1842, 1848 - 1849) [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_nsw_1838_on.pdf


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