The Wartes name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. Their name comes from having lived in Shropshire
. The name Wartes indicates that the original bearer of the name lived close to a prominent body of water
such as a lake or river.
Early Origins of the Wartes family
The surname Wartes was first found in Shropshire
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, in Ludlow, before and after the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Wartes family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wartes research.Another 238 words (17 lines of text) covering the year 1610 is included under the topic Early Wartes History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Wartes Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Wartes has undergone many spelling variations
, including Waters, Water and others.
Early Notables of the Wartes family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Wartes family to Ireland
Some of the Wartes family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 166 words (12 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Wartes family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Wartes were among those contributors: John Waters settled with his wife Frances and three children in Boston Massachusetts in 1630; Edward Waters settled in Virginia in 1610; Giles Waters settled in Jamaica in 1663 with Henry.