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Wearing History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Wearing is one of the many names that the Normans brought with them when they conquered England in 1066. The name Wearing came from the Old French personal name Guarin meaning to shelter or protect.

Early Origins of the Wearing family


The surname Wearing 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. [1]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 Wearing family


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

Wearing Spelling Variations


It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, Anglo-Norman surnames like Wearing are characterized by many spelling variations. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages such as Norman French and Latin, even literate people regularly changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Wearing include Waring, Wareing, Waringe, Wearing and others.

Early Notables of the Wearing family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Wearing family to Ireland


Some of the Wearing 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 Wearing family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Wearing Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Christopher Hammond Wearing, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Recovery" in 1839 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RECOVERY from London 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Recovery.htm
  • Augusta Wearing, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Recovery" in 1839 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RECOVERY from London 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Recovery.htm
  • Alexander James Wearing, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Recovery" in 1839 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RECOVERY from London 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Recovery.htm
  • Ellen Wearing, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Recovery" in 1839 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RECOVERY from London 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Recovery.htm
  • Jelen Augusta Wearing, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Recovery" in 1839 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RECOVERY from London 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Recovery.htm
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Wearing (post 1700)


  • John Peter Wearing (b. 1945), English-born American author and professor
  • Gillian Wearing (b. 1963), English conceptual artist
  • Michael Wearing (1939-2017), British television producer for the BBC
  • Alison Wearing (b. 1967), Canadian writer
  • Ben Wearing (b. 1989), Australian footballer
  • Benny Wearing (1901-1968), Australian rugby league player

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Citations


  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RECOVERY from London 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Recovery.htm

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