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The German surname Werner emerged in the lands that formed the modern state of Lower Saxony, which is presently bordered by the North Sea, the Hartz mountains and the Elbe and Ems rivers. Lower Saxony was previously a medieval Saxon dukedom. German surnames developed at a time when most of Lower Saxony, and most of the German provinces, were states of the Holy Roman Empire. At first people used only a single name, but as the population grew and people began to travel, they began to find it necessary to take on an additional name to more clearly identify themselves.

Werner Early Origins



The surname Werner was first found in Lower Saxony, where the family gained a significant reputation for their contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. Branches of this estimable family held estates near Hanover, at Trebitsch in Silesia, and at Tolitz in Pomerania. The oldest form of the name is Werneke or Werner, but, in northern areas especially around Hamburg, it changed to Warner by around 1300. Chronicles first mention Herman Werneking of Hanover in 1497.

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Werner Spelling Variations


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Werner Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Werner, Warner, Warners, Werners, Wernere, Wernerer, Waerner, Warncke, Warnke (Hamburg), Werneke, Warnken, Warnke, Warneking (Westphalia) and many more.

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Werner Early History


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Werner Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Werner research. Another 377 words (27 lines of text) covering the years 1646, 1818, 1718, 1805, 1759, 1829, 1791, 1687, 1768, 1823, 1750, 1817, 1693, 1766, 1761, 1637 and 1710 are included under the topic Early Werner History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Werner Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Werner Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of the time included Zacharias Werner (1768-1823), who was a controversial dramatist. Abraham Gottlieb Werner (1750-1817) was a famous mineralogist and is considered to be the founder of geology. He influenced generations of prominent scientists while teaching at the mining...

Another 40 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Werner Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Werner Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Christoff Werner, who emigrated to America with his wife and son in 1709
  • Hendrig Werner, who landed in New York in 1709
  • Maria Magdalena Werner, aged 23, arrived in New York in 1710
  • Christopher Werner arrived in New York State in 1710 at the age of 35
  • Christopher Werner, aged 35, landed in New York in 1710
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Werner Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Carl Werner, aged 23, landed in Pennsylvania in 1805
  • Friedrich Werner, aged 60, arrived in America in 1839
  • Karl Wilhelm Werner, aged 42, arrived in America in 1839
  • John Werner, aged 39, arrived in St Louis, Missouri in 1840
  • Johann Werner, who arrived in Texas in 1840-1850
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Werner Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Nels Nelsen Werner, who arrived in Wisconsin in 1914

Werner Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Conrade Werner, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1749-1752
  • Elizabeth Werner, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1749-1752

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Contemporary Notables of the name Werner (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Werner (post 1700)



  • Theodore B. Werner (1892-1989), American politician
  • Mary Leach Werner, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 2008
  • Buddy Werner (1936-1964), American alpine skier in the 1950s and 1960s
  • Markus Werner (b. 1944), German-speaking Swiss writer
  • C. W. Otto Werner (1879-1936), German physician who discovered a premature aging condition he named Werner syndrome
  • Anton von Werner (1843-1915), German painter
  • André Werner (b. 1960), German composer
  • Friedrich Ludwig Zacharias Werner (1768-1823), German poet, dramatist and preacher
  • Abraham Gottlob Werner (1749-1817), German geologist
  • Wendelin Werner (b. 1968), French mathematician, winner of the Fields medal (2006)
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Werner


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Suggested Readings for the name Werner



  • Henry Werner's Posterity-With its Twigs and Branches by Ione F. Palmer.
  • Werner Family History by Mrs. Robert Schmid.
  • Country Carpenter: Josiah C. Werner, 1863-1926 by Catherine M. Rhoads.

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Werner Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    2. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    3. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    4. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    6. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    8. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    9. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    10. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    11. ...

    The Werner Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Werner Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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