The name Wearine came to England
with the ancestors of the Wearine family in the Norman Conquest
of 1066. It comes from the Old French personal name Guarin
meaning to shelter or protect.
Early Origins of the Wearine family
The surname Wearine 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 Wearine family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wearine 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 Wearine History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Wearine Spelling Variations
Anglo-Norman names tend to be marked by an enormous number of spelling variations
. This is largely due to the fact that Old and Middle English lacked any spelling rules when Norman French was introduced in the 11th century. The languages of the English courts at that time were French and Latin. These various languages mixed quite freely in the evolving social milieu. The final element of this mix is that medieval scribes spelled words according to their sounds rather than any definite rules, so a name was often spelled in as many different ways as the number of documents it appeared in. The name was spelled Waring, Wareing, Waringe, Wearing and others.
Early Notables of the Wearine family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Wearine family to Ireland
Some of the Wearine 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 Wearine family to the New World and Oceana
Because of the political and religious discontent in England
, families began to migrate abroad in enormous numbers. Faced with persecution and starvation at home, the open frontiers and generally less oppressive social environment of the New World seemed tantalizing indeed to many English people. The trip was difficult, and not all made it unscathed, but many of those who did get to Canada and the United States made important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers with Wearine name or one of its variants: 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..