When the ancestors of the Warwener family emigrated to England
following the Norman Conquest
in 1066 they brought their family name with them. They 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 Warwener family
The surname Warwener 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 Warwener family
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Warwener Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries. For that reason, spelling variations
are common among many Anglo-Norman names. The shape of the English language was frequently changed with the introduction of elements of Norman French, Latin, and other European languages; even the spelling of literate people's names were subsequently modified. Warwener has been recorded under many different variations, including Warrender, Warrander, Warrener and others.
Early Notables of the Warwener family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Warwener family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the uncertainty of the political and religious uncertainty found in England
, many English families boarded ships at great expense to sail for the colonies held by Britain. The passages were expensive, though, and the boats were unsafe, overcrowded, and ridden with disease. Those who were hardy and lucky enough to make the passage intact were rewarded with land, opportunity, and social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families went on to be important contributors to the young nations of Canada and the United States where they settled. Warweners were some of the first of the immigrants to arrive in North America: John Warrener who arrived in New York in 1820.
The Warwener 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