Wearin is an ancient Norman name that arrived in England
after the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The name Wearin comes from the Old French personal name Guarin
meaning to shelter or protect.
Early Origins of the Wearin family
The surname Wearin was first found in Devon
at Waringstown where the family are descended from John Waring who later settled in Ireland temp.
James I. It was there he founded another Waringstown, a village in County Armagh
. Waring's son, Samuel, brought Flemish
weavers to the village, built Huguenot style cottages for them, some of which survive today. The patriarch of the family was Miles Sire de Guerin, who came to England
with William the Conqueror in 1066. CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
He was originally a vassal of the Odo, the Bishop of Bayeaux.
Early History of the Wearin family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wearin research.Another 131 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1638, 1687, 1660, 1681, 1685, 1687, 1600, 1683 and are included under the topic Early Wearin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Wearin Spelling Variations
A multitude of spelling variations
characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England
also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Waring, Wareing, Waringe, Wearing and others.
Early Notables of the Wearin family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Wearin family to Ireland
Some of the Wearin family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 151 words (11 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 Wearin family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families left England
, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Wearin or a variant listed above: Nathanial Waring and his wife who settled in Maryland in 1699; Richard Waring settled in Barbados in 1654; John Warin settled in New England
in 1662; C. M. Waring arrived in Baltimore Maryland in 1823..
Contemporary Notables of the name Wearin (post 1700)
- Otha Donner Wearin (1903-1990), American Democrat politician, Member of Iowa State House of Representatives, 1928-32; U.S. Representative from Iowa 7th District, 1933-39 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html