Show ContentsWearink History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Wearink reached English shores for the first time with the ancestors of the Wearink family as they migrated following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The name Wearink is based on the Old French personal name Guarin meaning to shelter or protect. [1]

Early Origins of the Wearink family

The surname Wearink 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. [2] He was originally a vassal of the Odo, the Bishop of Bayeaux.

Early History of the Wearink family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wearink research. Another 66 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1614, 1658, 1638, 1687, 1660, 1681, 1685, 1687, 1610, 1679, 1671, 1678, 1679, 1679, 1600, 1683 and are included under the topic Early Wearink History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Wearink 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 Wearink 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 Wearink include Waring, Wareing, Waringe, Wearing and others.

Early Notables of the Wearink family (pre 1700)

Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Robert Waring (1614-1658), an English author, descended from an old Staffordshire family settled at 'the Lea' in the time of Henry VIII. "His father was Edmund Waring and his mother the daughter of Richard Broughton of Owlbury. " [3] Edmund Waring (c 1638-1687), was an English landowner and politician of Owlbury, Member of Parliament for Bishop's Castle (1660-1681) and (1685-1687.) William Waring (1610-1679), was an English Jesuit, "who was best known in England by the assumed name of Harcourt, although he was at times known as Barrow, was born in Lancashire. In 1671 he was...
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Ireland Migration of the Wearink family to Ireland

Some of the Wearink family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Wearink family

Faced with the chaos present in England at that time, many English families looked towards the open frontiers of the New World with its opportunities to escape oppression and starvation. People migrated to North America, as well as Australia and Ireland in droves, paying exorbitant rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, but those who did see the shores of North America were welcomed with great opportunity. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America carried the name Wearink, 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..

  1. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
  2. Lower, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  3. Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print on Facebook